[EBOOK NEW] (Confederate Waterloo)
Sted in the battle of Five Forks I think that like me you will be disappointedThis book is interesting but flawedHere are the interesting parts in my view I gained a basic understanding of the battle of Five Forks I learned about the concept of honor particularly in post Civil War America I learned a lot about the Gouverneur K Warren Court of Inuisition I saw a different perspective on Grant and Sheridan s leadership you will now VERY uickly where McCarthy falls on the WarrenSheridan divide and his views on GrantAll that being said there are 2 major flaws in my view to "this book The first is that it is titled as a history of "book The first is that it is titled as a history of battle of Five Forks It really is about the controversial firing of Warren by Sheridan To give some idea the discussion of the battle runs to page 103 and includes numerous events that are highlighted due to their later role in the court of inuisition The story of the court of inuisition is 158 pages It feels like there are
small books here one on the battle one on the Warren court These could have been separated and marketed as small book or eBook or either or both developed into a full bookThe second flaw is that the title Confederate Waterloo points to the ey role in the battle of Five Forks hastening the demise of Lee s army and the Confederacy There is all of three paragraphs dealing with this so there is very little to explain the role of this battle in leading to Lee s surrender. Trating that Sheridan's action was both unfair and dishonorable The struggle climaxed with a Court of Inuiry that generated a extensive record of testimony and exhibits than any other US military judicial case in the 19th Century In addition to Sheridan and Warren participants included Gens Ulysses S Grant and Winfield S Hancock together with a startling array of former Union and Confederate officers McCarthy's Confederate Waterloo is grounded upon extensive archival research and a foundation of primary sources including the meticulous records of a man driven to restore his honor in the eyes of his colleagues his family and the American public The result is a fresh and dispassionate analysis that may cause students of the Civil War to reassess their views about some of the Union's leading generals.
2 small books here one on the battle one on the Warren court These could have been separated and marketed as
Michael McCarthy ñ 5 ReadI remember the first time I learned about Napoleon Bonaparte and his massive campaigns across Europe and Africa I "Was Fascinated By The Stories "fascinated by the stories came from them and the imminent failure he received at Waterloo It is no surprise then that many of the battles which occurred in the Civil War were also named with terms such "as Waterloo Tragalger and Austerlitz Michael J McCarthy offers up one of those such battles Confederate Waterloo deals with "Waterloo Tragalger and Austerlitz Michael J McCarthy offers up one of those such battles Confederate
Waterloo Deals With Battledeals with Battle Five Forks teetering on the edge of the end of the war focusing not only on the downfall of a general but the incipient end of the war on the horizon Michael J McCarthy graduated from LeMoyne College with a degree in history and received his Masters in American History in 1971 He has spent a great deal of time working for the government and also received MPA degrees in Public Finance from the University of Albany and in Public Management from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard His interest in the Battle of Five Forks occurred during a Capital District Civil War Round Table trip to the battlefield This work before us is an edited version of his dissertation and is his first book on the market The Battle of Five Forks is according to some who even fought in the conflict a skirmish However that account continues to say that no other fight of the entire four years struggle was followed by such important conseuences When I begin to think about the ending of. The Battle of Five Forks explained former Confederate General Thomas Munford long after the Civil War could be classified as a mere skirmish but no other fight of the entire four years' struggle was followed by such important conseuences The battle broke the long siege of Petersburg triggered the evacuation of Richmond precipitated the Appomattox Campaign and destroyed the careers and reputations of two opposing generals Michael J McCarthy's Confederate Waterloo is the first fully researched and unbiased book length account of this decisive Union victory and the unpredictable aftermath fought in the courts and at the bar of public opinion General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia had been locked into the sprawling defenses surrounding the logistical stronghold of Petersburg and the Southern capital. The Civil War in the East "the of Five Forks comes to mind Throughout the text we see that though the "Battle of Forks comes to mind Throughout the text we see that though the force fought well they new what was coming For those who now next to nothing about the Battle of Five Forks this work is the place to start McCarthy handles the narrative of the battle with grace and even shows the reader some of the mistakes which were made on both sides both during and after the battle While the Union was successful the clash between both Generals Sheridan
AND WARREN WOULD BRING ABOUT AWarren would bring about a rivalry This portion of the work was not only well handled but some of the most interesting writing on military judicial cases I have read When I first heard that there were chapters devoted to that I was looking forward to it The narrative on the battle is wonderful but I thoroughly enjoyed the work on the judicial case towards the end of the book I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the final days of the Civil War in the East The narrative on both the battles and the court case were fascinating to read The research was top notch and McCarthy should take pride in the work which he has accomplished While this was part of his dissertation I was happy that the work was able to be published for the public in this form A fine book indeedMatthew Bartlett If you are interested in the Gouverneur K Warren Court of Inuisition proceedings you will love this book If you are intere. At Richmond for than eight months when General Grant launched an offensive against Lee's exposed right flank A series of battles led up to April 1 when General Phil Sheridan's forces struck at Five Forks The attack surprised and collapsed General George Pickett's Confederate command and turned Lee's flank An attack along the entire front the following morning broke the siege and forced the Virginia army out of its defenses and a week later into Wilmer McLean's parlor to surrender at Appomattox Despite this decisive Union success Five Forks spawned one of the most bitter and divisive controversies in the postwar US Army because Sheridan relieved V Corps commander Gouverneur K Warren during the battle The order generated a life long effort by Warren and his allies to restore his reputation by demons.