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MentAlthough conventional wisdom is that Murfreesboro was a draw the Confederates dominated on the battlefield but when it was over the Union eld the position Cozzens makes a good case that it was a Confederate defeatUnion victory in that politically it was the only one of the
three december 1862 campaigns that did not end December 1862 campaigns that did not end abject Union defeat Bragg abandoned central TennesseeDo I ave any uibblesThe main uibble would be the maps Some of the maps are oriented with north to the right of the page especially the main double page spread depicting the forces on the morning of the battle But most of the detailed chapter maps are oriented with north to the top of the page And since only a portion of the battle was
on the detailed it was disorienting to me to try and place the action particularly when there were references to units on the flanks not depicted on the detailed mapsHaving recently finished Chernow s Grant the deep character study in Grant made me yearn for about Rosecrans La sculpture sur pierre : Art et techniques his wing commanders and the same for the Bragg andis corps commanders Cozzens doesn t ignore this but Bear Humbug his primary purpose was the battle Put another way I didn t learn anything new or profound about the main leaders I m auge fan of Peter Cozzens work and Afterlife have read the trilogy on the Chattanooga Campaign out of order reading This Terrible Sound and The Shipwreck of their Hopes before going back to read the first book No Better Place to Die Itas the same impeccable and detailed research Cozzens seems to Blue Is for Nightmares have the goods on everyone from the army commanders to the privates in the thick of things The bookas Heroes Die his usual wonderful narrative flow and the events leading up to the battle are clearly desc A great militaryistory of a lesser battle from the lesser known front in the Civil War Stones River saw the Army of the Cumberland clash with the Army of the Tennessee in the deep winter Like many Civil War battles there are many excellent small scale stories and the book captures them well The use of maps is appreciated although it is elped that the battle was relatively simple compared to the multi day fights at Chickamauga or Gettysburg Cozzen writes in a story telling manner rather than a dry robust retelling of the battl. Sburg Shiloh Chancellorsville Chickamauga Yet another name belongs on that infamous list Stones River the setting for Peter Cozzens's No Better Place to Die.Shown On The Detailed
The top 5 Extremely detailed account of the Battle of Stones River I agree with another reader that you should ave your own set of maps of Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus how the battle played out There are several good ones available on the internet in color It was not an easy read as there were so many different engagements taking place during each day and I sometimes felt very confused about what was unfolding over the days this battle occurred I am not all that versed in military actions and was reading this before visiting the battle site in Tennessee Actually I found the book made me feelow disorganized this battle seemed Very thorough account of Stones River Battle A little dry but uite detailed Told from a
MILITARY POINT OF VIEW THIS FIRSTpoint of view This first of Cozzen s Army of the Cumberland trilogy is a bit less accomplished Than those that followed but still an excellent read Bring your own set of maps to augment what this book offers Perchance I Geometry Part 1: Quickstudy Laminated Reference Guide (Quick Study Academic) have the opportunity to visit western and central Tennessee in the forthcoming months and I m going to take the opportunity to visit Civil War battlefields that Iave never seenOn this list is Murfreesboro Stones River site of a three day clash starting December 31 1862 between the Army of the Cumberland under General Rosecrans and the Army of Tennessee
General Bragg So took out my copy of No Better Place to Die that I Herbier et autres collections had read 20 years ago and reread itThis was Peter Cozzens first Civil War battle narrative ande writes in the style of Stephen Sears and others where the story is centered on a battle The book starts with the preliminary strategic situation after Perryville then takes the reader through the maneuvering prior to the battle The meat of the book is an Historical Archaeology: Why the Past Matters hour byour account of the Confederate assault that almost drove the Union army off the field A days rest and then a final Confederate assault that is beaten back leading Bragg to retreat and abandon central Tennessee for goodIf you like Civil War battle The Happiest Baby on the Block histories that are filled with regiment by regiment details replete withundreds of first Blu oltre la prua: Un'avventura di Jack Aubrey e Stephen Maturin - Master Commander (La Gaja scienza Vol. 946) hand uotes from participants this is the book for you Chapters are tightly written and well supported by detailed maps so you can follow the action now where was the 7th Indiana regi. 2 in one of the bloodiest encounters of the Civil WarA mereandful of battlefields ave come to epitomize the anguish and pain of America's Civil War Getty. .Under General Bragg So
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battle and that provided a significant success in the winter of 1862 1863 when all other Union armiesand that provided a significant success in the winter of 1862 1863 when all other Union armies defeat or stalemate There are not many books available on this battle and Cozzens book is the standard account of this often overlooked clash in central Tennessee Solid account of this pivotal relatively less well known battle in central Tennessee Had a chance to briefly visit the Stone s River National Battlefield a few weeks ago and picked this up there Had just read Cozzen s account of Chickamauga a month or two back so this preceded it and was one of the few mid winter major battles Dec 31 Jan 2 1862 63 Biggest uibble is the maps which are sub par but it is well written and generally coherent All these CW battle books suffer from the confusion of the actions themselves and it always makes ard reading the awful wounds and seemingly idiotic frontal assaults Stone s River aka Murfreesboro does not let down in that department The poor South makes repeated attacks into the teeth of Union artillery positions and although The Future of English Teaching Worldwide having some early success due to surprise the results are predictable You can almost senseow seductive it was the lure of a breakthrough and a decisive victory Yet being on the defense in the CW was almost always a better place to be and Stone s River was no exception Union artillery seemed to be the decisive factor they Between had of it and many chances to use it He does not sayow many artillery pieces they Sigrid Liljeholm had but I counted 31 batteries of 6 guns each in the OOB to 25 4 guns for the South and rare is the account of CSA artillery doing much while USA batteries were crucial in repulsing numerous assaults in the narrative The other big takeaway was my continuing education on justow bad Braxton Bragg was as a general and person Being mostly Eastern centric David Starr Space Ranger he was always stage left butis actions on closer study are one of the major reasons the South lost Contrasting Rosecrans and Bragg at Stone s River and is just another shining example of that He may Crusader conspiracy Banner books have been the worst major Army general in the entire CW certainly ranks in. Peter Cozzens meticulously traces the chain of events as the Army of the Cumberland and the Army of Tennessee meet in Middle Tennessee on New Year's Eve 186.