Louisianians in the Western Confederacy

The Adams-Gibson Brigade in the Civil War


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About the Book

The Louisiana Brigade served the Confederacy in the Army of Tennessee, battling on the western frontier. Commanded by Daniel W. Adams and Randall L. Gibson, the brigade fought from the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862 to the surrender at Meridian in May 1865. This volume follows the formation and history of the individual units, the politics of command, and the war’s end and aftermath.

About the Author(s)

Stuart Salling is a history teacher at Westminster Christian Academy in Opelousas, Louisiana.

Bibliographic Details

Stuart Salling
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 270
Bibliographic Info: 63 photos, 43 maps, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4218-8
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5683-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Preface      1

1. Off to War: April 1861–April 1862      3

2. The Shiloh Campaign: April 1862      17

3. The Louisiana Brigade Takes Shape: April–August 1862      37

4. The Kentucky Campaign: August–October 1862      62

5. Murfreesboro Campaign: November 1862–January 1863            79

6. Retreat, Politics and to Mississippi: January–August 1863      102

7. Chickamauga Campaign: September 1863      117

8. Chattanooga Campaign: September–December 1863      136

9. With Joe Johnston: December 1863–July 1864      155

10. Battles for Atlanta: July–September 1864      179

11. Tennessee Campaign: September–December 1864      200

12. End of the War: January–May 1865      220

Chapter Notes      237

Bibliography      249

Index      255

Book Reviews & Awards

“a worthy addition to any Civil War library”—Civil War News; “a wonderful array of well reproduced photographs. An essential component of a good Civil War Brigade history…highly recommended”—Civil War Books and Authors “a must have…a book about the famous Louisiana Brigade doesn’t come down the pike very often, so this is a very important book for your Confederate library. Received a WOW Rating”—The Lone Star Book Review.