Fallen Leaders

Favorite Stories and Fresh Perspectives from the Historians at Emerging Civil War

This collection of essays recounts the fall of some of the most famous, infamous, and under-appreciated commanders from both north and south. It is designed to shed new light and insight on some of the most significant casualties of the war.
Date Published :
April 2023
Publisher :
Savas Beatie
Editor :
Chris Mackowski PhD
Language:
English
Series :
Emerging Civil War Anniversary Series
Illustration :
100 images, 6 maps
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781611216318
Pages : 336
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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$29.95

Overview
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Some, like Abraham Lincoln, Stonewall Jackson and John Reynolds, have become legendary. Others, like Earl Van Dorn, have become infamous. Some, like Albert Sidney Johnston, James McPherson, and Elmer Ellsworth, have left more questions than answers about unfulfilled potential and lost opportunities. Many—too many—have faded into obscurity.

The Civil War took as many as 720,000 lives—among them, some of the best and brightest military leaders on both sides, from army commanders to beloved regimental commanders. Other leaders fell, grievously wounded, and in doing so changed the course of battles.

Other leaders fell, not from death or wounds, but because of their own missteps or misdeeds. Their reputations never recovered from their falls from grace.

Fallen Leaders: Favorite Stories and Fresh Perspectives from the Historians at Emerging Civil War recounts the fall of some of the most famous, infamous, and under-appreciated commanders from both north and south. This collection of essays brings together the best scholarship from Emerging Civil War’s blog, symposia, and podcast—all of it revised and updated—coupled with original pieces, designed to shed new light and insight on some of the most significant casualties of the war.

About The Author
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Chris Mackowski, Ph.D., is the editor in chief of Emerging Civil War. He is a writing professor in the Jandoli School of Communication at St. Bonaventure University and the historian-in-residence at Stevenson Ridge, a historic property on the Spotsylvania battlefield. He has authored or coauthored more than a dozen books on the Civil War.

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