Chancellorsville [US Civil War]. Stephen W. Sears.
Chancellorsville [US Civil War]

Chancellorsville [US Civil War]

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1996. First Edition, First Printing. Fine Hardcover in a Fine Dust Jacket.

“A solid, readable work. It provides a needed corrective to many of the myths and misconceptions that have shrouded the battle and the Union commander. For scope, analysis, drama and richness of detail, there is no better book on the subject.” [The New York Times Book Review]

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling and dust-dulling on the top edge; Unread. 8vo; 593 pages with Appendixes Chapter Notes, Bibliography and Index. Illustrations and Maps..

Fine / Fine. Item #15533
ISBN: 0395634172

Background Information:

One of the most dramatic battles of the Civil War, Chancellorsville was Robert E. Lee's masterpiece. Outnumbered two to one, Lee violated a cardinal rule of military strategy by dividing his small army, sending Stonewall Jackson on his famous twelve-mile march around the Union flank.


Charging out of the Wilderness with Rebel yells, Jackson's troops destroyed one entire corps of the Union army, and Lee drove the rest across the Rappahannock River. Lee's great victory came at great cost, however: Jackson, making a night reconnaissance, was accidentally shot by his own troops and died eight days later.

And ironically, the momentum of Lee's greatest triumph pushed him to launch an aggressive campaign that led to his greatest defeat, at Gettysburg.

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