Hood's Defeat Near Fox's Gap

Prelude to Emancipation

Curtis L Older

A brand-new analysis of the Confederate defeat at Fox's Gap, part of the battle of South Mountain.
Date Published :
March 2023
Publisher :
Casemate
Language:
English
Illustration :
B/W
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781636242736
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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$34.95

Overview
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Hood’s Defeat Near Fox’s Gap is an exceptional analysis of Confederate Brigadier General John Bell Hood’s troop movements during the battle of South Mountain. For the past 160 years, all other authors misplaced Hood’s troop positions on the Fox’s Gap battlefield by approximately a half-mile. The actual location of Hood's attack reconfigures the entire placement of the competing forces in the battle and, thus, the conclusions one makes about the struggle. Other authors did not correctly analyze the geography and topography of the battlefield. The failure to understand the topographical characteristics of the battlefield led other writers to make false assumptions about Hood's movement. Before the publication of Hood’s Defeat Near Fox’s Gap, the battle for Fox’s Gap and South Mountain was never accurately reported or understood.

About The Author
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Curtis L. Older is the author of The Braddock Expedition and Fox’s Gap in Maryland, The Land Tracts of the Battlefield of South Mountain, and News from Fox’s Gap. With Hood’s Defeat near Fox’s Gap, the author has solidified his place as one of the foremost authorities on Fox’s Gap in Maryland. The author’s research skills and analytical ability have enabled him to discover some of the lost secrets of Fox’s Gap.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Foreword
Preface

The Approaching Battle
Fox’s Gap—Union Perspective
Fox’s Gap—Confederate Perspective
BG John Bell Hood’s Advance
The Confederate Dilemma at Turner’s Gap After South Mountain

Afterword
Abbreviations
Appendices
Bibliography
Index

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