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Six Armies in Tennessee: The Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns (Great Campaigns of the Civil War) Hardcover – April 1, 1998
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I was surprised that the author is pretty sympathetic to Bragg, and very negative towards Longstreet. I'll have to go back and re-read my various other books on Bragg and Longstreet and see if I need to reconsider my opinions of those two confederate generals...
One of the best things about the book was Woodworth's writting style. He wrote it in such away that I felt I was there, living these events with the generals and the soldiers from both sides. Having hiked the regions that the events took place in helped too, but even if you have not the descriptions are very strong. He never writes over your head like he expects you to be a Civil War historian, nor does he dumb it down to a fifth grade level.
The transitions from the North's side to the South's side of the conflict was brilliantly done. Nothing was left out in going from one side to the other. If events were taking place at the same time Woodworth let you know. When he talked of the battles they were well layed out as to who was doing what,where and when.
The thing that I learned most from this book was the internal bickering in the South's upper chain of command. No one was doing what they were suppose to do when they were suppose to do it. It would seem to me,after reading this book, if the generals under Bragg's command would have done as they were told the outcome would have been totally different and maybe even the outcome of the Civil war itself.
If you are from Chattanooga or Knoxville, I highly recommend reading this book. If you just like reading Civil War histories this is a must.
I bought this book at the National Park Service station in Chattanooga as the "best book" on the subject. Obviously the rangers had not read the book or because they were familiar with the terrain, the lack of maps was not a problem for them.
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Woodworth' book was highly recommended by one of my fellow students of the Civil War during a tour of the Appomattox campaign this past spring. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Daniel Hurley
I really enjoyed this book. Woodworth is very straightforward, and you will know his views very quickly. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Halma21
This book does not so much tell the stories of the individual battles of Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, and so on. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Bob Craft
I love reading about the Civil War and have read many authors writing on many subjects. Wanting to enhance my knowledge of the Western Theatre campaigns I chose this book. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Marty R
When I purchased thus book I did not think it could in anyway exceed Cozzens books on Chickamauga and Chattanooga. I was wrong. Very well written and brought the battles to life.Published on February 5, 2014 by robert m.
I will be visiting Chickamauga and Chattanooga this coming October and I was looking for a book to introduce me to the subject. Read morePublished on December 11, 2013 by John Benintendi
overall this is a good narrative history of the Tennessee campaign between the army of the Cumberland and the Army of Tennessee in 1863. Read morePublished on December 5, 2013 by Historian