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