By Aaron Sheehan-Dean
A significant other to the U.S. Civil War provides a finished historiographical selection of essays masking all significant army, political, social, and monetary points of the yank Civil struggle (1861-1865).
- Represents the main entire insurance on hand in terms of all elements of the U.S. Civil War
- Features contributions from dozens of specialists in Civil warfare scholarship
- Covers significant campaigns and battles, and armed forces and political figures, in addition to non-military points of the clash equivalent to gender, emancipation, literature, ethnicity, slavery, and memory
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The move to take up defensive positions ended the Union threat to occupy the Shenandoah Valley. Lee, now a brigadier general in the Confederate Army, had been given no direct authority over the other three brigadier generals already conducting operations in western Virginia, Floyd, Wise, and Loring; he was simply supposed to inspect and consult them on their plans. Floyd and Wise were political appointments with no military experience. Loring had considerable military experience and had seen more combat than Lee.
Although not without factual errors, Holcombe’s work remains an important source of information on the battle. Holcombe noted that although both McCulloch and Lyon temporarily gained the upper hand during the battle, and both sides performed “deeds of gallantry and heroism,” the Federal situation became increasingly desperate as the fight wore on, and Lyon’s officers had little choice but to retreat. Three years after Holcombe’s work appeared, former Missouri Confederate soldier and politician Thomas L.
Green troops, no matter how elated, could do only so much” (1986: 103). The results of the battle elated the South and dismayed the North. Confederate generals were hailed as heroes; Union generals were disgraced. Russell Weigley summed it up in his history of the Civil War: “The Confederacy took from Manassas a legend of Southern prowess in war. The Union took from Bull Run the humiliation of defeat but also a renewed determination that the war must be won so that the stain on the record of Federal arms would not be permanent” (2000: 63).