Jefferson Davis's generals / edited by Gabor S. Boritt

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Subjects: Generals--Confederate States of America--History
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns
Confederate States of America. Army--History
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889--Military leadership
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: xvii, 217 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction / Gabor S. Boritt
1. A Fatal Relationship: Davis and Johnston at War / Craig L. Symonds 3
2. Ambivalent Visions of Victory: Davis, Lee, and Confederate Grand Strategy / Emory M. Thomas 27
3. Jeff Davis Rules: General Beauregard and the Sanctity of Civilian Authority in the Confederacy / T. Michael Parrish 46
4. Davis, Bragg, and Confederate Command in the West / Steven E. Woodworth 65
5. The General Whom the President Elevated Too High: Davis and John Bell Hood / Herman Hattaway 84
6. "To Comfort, To Counsel, To Cure": Davis, Wives, and Generals / Lesley J. Gordon 104
7. The Image of Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief / Harold Holzer 129
8. Was the Best Defense a Good Offense? Jefferson Davis and Confederate Strategies / James M. McPherson 156
Notes 177
For Further Reading: A Bibliography 197
Contributors 215
Additional Authors: Boritt, G. S., 1940-
Notes: LCCN: 98049045
ISBN: 0195120620 (alk. paper)
"Gettysburg Civil War Institute books."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-213)
OCLC Number: 40199910
ISBN/ISSN: 0195120620