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The Resource "To prepare for Sherman's coming" : the Battle of Wise's Forks, March 1865, Mark A. Smith and Wade Sokolosky

"To prepare for Sherman's coming" : the Battle of Wise's Forks, March 1865, Mark A. Smith and Wade Sokolosky

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"To prepare for Sherman's coming" : the Battle of Wise's Forks, March 1865
Title
"To prepare for Sherman's coming"
Title remainder
the Battle of Wise's Forks, March 1865
Statement of responsibility
Mark A. Smith and Wade Sokolosky
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Language
eng
Summary
"More than yet another drums and bugles account of a Civil War battle ... Smith and Sokolosky fully understand the importance of logistics in warfare."--The Civil War Monitor The Battle of Wise's (Wyse) Forks, March 7-11, 1865, has long been thought of as nothing more than an insignificant skirmish during the final days of the Civil War and relegated to a passing reference in a footnote if it is mentioned at all. Mark A. Smith's and Wade Sokolosky's "To Prepare for Sherman's Coming" erases this misconception and elevates this combat and its related operations to the historical status it deserves. By March 1865, the Confederacy was on its last legs. Gen. William T. Sherman was operating with nearly complete freedom in North Carolina on his way north to form a junction with Union forces in Virginia. To divert troops away from Sherman, Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston executed a bold but risky plan. The Confederates stood for four days and successfully halted advancing Union troops at Wise's Forks. This delay provided Johnston with the precious time he needed to concentrate his forces and fight the large and important Battle of Bentonville. "The clear and crisp writing, supplemented with original maps, photos, and wonderful research, means this book deserves a place on the bookshelf of any student of the Carolinas Campaign." -Eric J. Wittenberg, award-winning Civil War historian and author of Holding the Line on the River of Death " 'To Prepare for Sherman's Coming' will remain the definitive work on the battle for many years to come." -Mark L. Bradley, author of Bluecoats & Tar Heels
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N$T
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1961-
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Smith, Mark A.
Dewey number
973.7/38
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E477.7
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Sokolosky, Wade
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  • Sherman's March through the Carolinas
  • HISTORY
Label
"To prepare for Sherman's coming" : the Battle of Wise's Forks, March 1865, Mark A. Smith and Wade Sokolosky
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Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Maps; List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter One: Grant Plans a Campaign; Chapter Two: The Union Buildup; Chapter Three: Johnston Forges an Army; Chapter Four: Cox Advances; Chapter Five: Hoke's Surprise; Chapter Six: The Tide of Battle Turns; Chapter Seven: Bragg's Final Strike; Chapter Eight: So We Meet Again; Chapter Nine: For Want of a Railroad; Chapter 10: Final Analysis; Appendix A:The Opposing Forces in theBattle of Wise's Forks, North Carolina; Appendix B:Confederate Strength atthe Battle of Wise's Forks; Appendix C:Documented ConfederateBattle Losses
  • Appendix D:The Return ofCapt. Julius Bassett's SwordAppendix E:Journey to Point Lookout, Maryland; Bibliography; Index
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922640457
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781611212679
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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ab18e96d-5fd4-45ba-b858-981b3eb537a8
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)922640457
Label
"To prepare for Sherman's coming" : the Battle of Wise's Forks, March 1865, Mark A. Smith and Wade Sokolosky
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Maps; List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter One: Grant Plans a Campaign; Chapter Two: The Union Buildup; Chapter Three: Johnston Forges an Army; Chapter Four: Cox Advances; Chapter Five: Hoke's Surprise; Chapter Six: The Tide of Battle Turns; Chapter Seven: Bragg's Final Strike; Chapter Eight: So We Meet Again; Chapter Nine: For Want of a Railroad; Chapter 10: Final Analysis; Appendix A:The Opposing Forces in theBattle of Wise's Forks, North Carolina; Appendix B:Confederate Strength atthe Battle of Wise's Forks; Appendix C:Documented ConfederateBattle Losses
  • Appendix D:The Return ofCapt. Julius Bassett's SwordAppendix E:Journey to Point Lookout, Maryland; Bibliography; Index
Control code
922640457
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611212679
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ab18e96d-5fd4-45ba-b858-981b3eb537a8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)922640457

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