From Library Journal
Of all of Stonewall Jackson's battles, Cedar Mountain remains his least understood. Long neglected, it reveals much about the colorful and eccentric Jackson, a man who could be cold, cruel, distant, and secretive and then generous, friendly, and brilliant. Fifty percent of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia was in the hands of this general whose job it was to halt the advance into Virginia of a newly created federal army under General John Pope. Relying upon both published and unpublished primary sources, Krick provides a virtual minute-by-minute account of the battle and of the Confederate commander. It was at this battle that Jackson exercised independent command for the last time, and Krick unravels the many conflicting accounts--on both sides--of the importance of the battle and of Jackson's management of the fighting. Recommended for academic and public libraries with Civil War holdings. History Book Club selection.- Jason H. Silverman, Winthrop Coll., Rock Hill, S.C.
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An excellent study of what the Mighty Stonewall considered the 'most successful of his exploits'. Krick sets a standard for other military historians who practice the difficult genre of battle study. [This book] will become a classic of Civil War literature. (North Carolina Historical Review
A masterful job. Krick's treatment is not only a comprehensive and compelling story of Jackson and his men at Cedar Mountain, but it is also a model of what a battle narrative should be. (Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
Krick's lively writing style, sound research and ability to reconstruct the tactics, movements and emotion of the battle will impress any reader. [This book] is an important addition to modern Civil War literature. (America's Civil War
A model for battle narratives. (ALA Booklist