Shenandoah Summer: The 1864 Valley Campaign

By: Patchan, Scott C.

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Hardcover with dust jacket, red paper over grey cloth spine with gilt spine titles, 16 by 23.5 cm, xii 394 pp., illus. The hardcover is near fine with only the faintest signs of shelf wear and a tiny tear on the top edge of the first page. The jacket is very good with minor edge wear and a couple of small chips to the upper corner of the front flap. From the publisher: “Jubal A. Early’s disastrous battles in the Shenandoah Valley ultimately resulted in his ignominious dismissal. But Early’s lesser-known summer campaign of 1864, between his raid on Washington and Phil Sheridan’s renowned fall campaign, had a significant impact on the political and military landscape of the time. By focusing on military tactics and battle history, Scott C. Patchan uncovers the facts and actions of these little-understood battles and offers a new perspective on Early’s contributions to the Confederate war effort—and to Union battle plans and politicking. Patchan details previously unexplored battles at Rutherford’s Farm and Kernstown (a pinnacle of Confederate operations in the Shenandoah Valley). He examines the campaign’s influence on President Lincoln’s reelection efforts and provides insights into the personalities, careers, and roles in Shenandoah of Confederate General John C. Breckinridge, Union General George Crook, and Union Colonel James A. Mulligan, with his “fighting Irish” brigade from Chicago. Finally, Patchan reconsiders the ever-colorful and controversial Early himself, whose importance in the Confederate military pantheon this book at last makes clear.”

Title: Shenandoah Summer: The 1864 Valley Campaign

Author Name: Patchan, Scott C.

Categories: Civil War,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Lincoln/London, University of Nebraska Press: 2007

ISBN Number: 0803237545

ISBN Number 13: 9780803237544

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 3482