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The Last Battle of Winchester: Phil Sheridan, Jubal Early, and the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, August 7 - September 19, 1864 Hardcover – July 19, 2013

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Editorial Reviews


“The Last Battle of Winchester is the most detailed analysis yet of this third and final crucial battle in the Shenandoah Valley, and should stand as the definitive work on the subject. Scott Patchan, as he always does, brings his unique insight, good storytelling skills, deep research, and keen appreciation for the terrain together in one outstanding work of history.”
Eric J. Wittenberg, award-winning Civil War author of Gettysburg’s Forgotten Cavalry Actions

“Scott Patchan’s The Last Battle of Winchester is a masterpiece in Civil War campaign studies. Indeed, it is a thrilling read. Nothing that has come before it approaches this level of artistry. Unequaled research in primary sources provides the foundation for the extensive coverage of every operation leading up to and including the bloodiest battle ever fought in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. If you read one Civil War book this year, this blockbuster must be it.”
Theodore C. Mahr, former National Park Historian, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, and author of the acclaimed The Battle of Cedar Creek: Showdown in the Shenandoah

“Fast-paced, comprehensive, and vividly written, The Last Battle of Winchester is a must-read for anyone interested in the 1864 Valley Campaign.”
Scott L. Mingus Sr., author of Flames Beyond Gettysburg and Confederate General William “Extra Billy” Smith

“Few communities in the Civil War found themselves fought over as much as Winchester, Virginia, which changed hands dozens of times. The last time was thanks to the dramatic battle of Winchester in September 1864, when Philip Sheridan and Jubal Early began their immortal Valley campaign. No battle fought in the Shenandoah has received the kind of exhaustive treatment that Scott Patchan brings to The Last Battle of Winchester, in what must instantly become the definitive work on the subject. Combining exhaustive research and skillful analysis, Patchan presents in vivid prose the story of the beginning of the end of Confederate control of that fabled Valley.”
William C. Davis, Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, Virginia Tech

“This is a masterful recounting of the first major battle between Jubal Early and Phil Sheridan in the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign, and Scott Patchan brings the combat of the 19th of September vividly to life through years of research and the use of previously untapped materials.”
Charlie Knight, author of Valley Thunder: The Battle of New Market

About the Author

A life-long student of military history, Scott C. Patchan is a graduate of James Madison University in the Shenandoah Valley. He is the author of many articles and books, including The Forgotten Fury: The Battle of Piedmont (1996), Shenandoah Summer: The 1864 Valley Campaign (2007), and Second Manassas: Longstreet’s Attack and the Struggle for Chinn Ridge (2011).
Patchan serves as a Director on the board of the Kernstown Battlefield Association in Winchester, Virginia, and is a member of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation’s Resource Protection Committee.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 2.02 pounds
  • Hardcover : 576 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1932714987
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1932714982
  • Product Dimensions : 6.25 x 1.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Publisher : Savas Beatie; 1st Edition (July 19, 2013)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 32 ratings