The Smoothbore Volley That Doomed the Confederacy: The Death of Stonewall Jackson and Other Chapters on the Army of Northern Virginia

The Smoothbore Volley That Doomed the Confederacy The Death of Stonewall Jackson and Other Chapters on the Army of Northern Virginia No military unit in all the annals of American history exceeds in reputation Robert E Lee s illustrious Army of Northern Virginia In ten chapters based on exhaustive research esteemed Civil War schol

  • Title: The Smoothbore Volley That Doomed the Confederacy: The Death of Stonewall Jackson and Other Chapters on the Army of Northern Virginia
  • Author: Robert K. Krick
  • ISBN: 9780807127476
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Hardcover
  • No military unit in all the annals of American history exceeds in reputation Robert E Lee s illustrious Army of Northern Virginia In ten chapters based on exhaustive research, esteemed Civil War scholar Robert K Krick gives eloquent examination to aspects of the army ranging from biographical sketches and the best and worst books on the subject, to Confederate troop strNo military unit in all the annals of American history exceeds in reputation Robert E Lee s illustrious Army of Northern Virginia In ten chapters based on exhaustive research, esteemed Civil War scholar Robert K Krick gives eloquent examination to aspects of the army ranging from biographical sketches and the best and worst books on the subject, to Confederate troop strengths and locating soldier records He begins with two key events Thomas J Stonewall Jackson s mortal wounding at Chancellorsville and Jackson s most famous quarrel with a subordinate, which resulted in the unsuccessful court martial of General Richard B Garnett Krick continues with chapters on James Longstreet s failure at Knoxville and the prickly relationship between Jubal A Early and the undisciplined Valley Cavalry His piece on Robert E Rodes is the first complete portrait of Lee s best division commander, whose wife methodically burned all of his letters sent home, forever preventing a full scale biography Krick, however, has uncovered a wide array of unpublished material on Rodes to sketch him in fresh perspective Another essay considers the life and career of Colonel R Welby Carter a rogue

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  • This is a collection of ten previous published essays, in some cases updated with new information. The author's admiration for Jackson and disdain for Longstreet do come out in some of them. The readership will decide on their merit and is advised to read more than just this book. Of particular interest to this writer was the opening title work, explaining in full the circumstances leading up to Jackson's wounding. The next article is the anti-Longstreet view of his performance at Gettysburg. It [...]


  • The smoothbore volley reads like a detective story. Krick decided to carefully reconstruct what happened to Jackson, and it's far more interesting than you would think. Jackson was nearly captured by Northern pickets while he lay wounded, and he was dropped twice during his evacuation--right his already injured shoulder. It was these two falls that apparently severed an artery and broke more bone in the shoulder, and caused him to need an amputation. When Jackson was brought into the surgeon, it [...]


  • One part Stonewall Jackson, 9 parts Other Chapters. This is a mish-mash collection of 10 essays previously published elsewhere. Krick researches his material deeply and is a good writer, but the topics covered here vary quite widely and I personally found only 6 of them interesting. But tastes vary. I suggest viewing the table of contents before investing time or money.


  • A series of essays concerning the Army of Northern Virginia. The author has a well-known and established bias favoring Stonewall Jackson and hating James Longstreet. A reader needs to take this into account whenever reading Krick's books.


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