The Civil War in Tennessee, 1862–1863

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About the Book

In 1862, with the outcome of the Civil War far from sure, leaders on both sides began to pinpoint places vital for their army’s success. For both Union and Confederate forces, Tennessee was a prize.
Drawing on contemporary sources such as memoirs and official correspondence, this book details the struggle for control of Tennessee during 1862 and 1863. It follows troop movements through some of1the worst battles, including Shiloh, Stone’s River and Chickamauga. The Union victory at the battle of Chattanooga—which brought Tennessee definitively under Union control—and its consequences for both sides are discussed in detail.

About the Author(s)

Jack H. Lepa, the author of several Civil War books, lives in Las Vegas, retired after almost forty years in the hotel industry.

Bibliographic Details

Jack H. Lepa
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 239
Bibliographic Info: 24 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011 [2007]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6431-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0467-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

1. Preparing to Fight      3

2. The River Campaign Begins      14

3. Fort Donelson      21

4. Turning Point in the West      32

5. Johnston Risks All      45

6. First Day at Shiloh      53

7. Shiloh—Day Two      69

8. Shiloh’s Aftermath and Subsequent Campaigns      78

9. Rosecrans Takes Command      88

10. Slaughter at Stone’s River      95

11. A Victory of Sorts      104

12. Spring 1863      110

13. A Campaign of Maneuver      116

14. A Fight Is Coming      125

15. Chickamauga—First Day      136

16. Chickamauga—Second Day      142

17. Chattanooga Under Siege      152

18. Grant Goes to Work      162

19. Nothing to Do but Wait      171

20. Lookout Mountain      180

21. Missionary Ridge      188

22. An Impossible Victory      195

23. After Chattanooga      204

Chapter Notes      209

Bibliography      221

Index      227

Book Reviews & Awards

“excellent…highly recommend[ed]”—Civil War News; “a useful guide”—Blue & Gray Magazine; “draws on primary sources from all points of the compass…particularly good at explaining the battles”—Reference & Research Book News.