Battle of Stones River
The Forgotten Conflict between the Confederate Army of Tennessee and the Union Army of the Cumberland
Three days of savage and bloody fighting between Confederate and Union troops at Stones River in Middle Tennessee ended with nearly 25,000 casualties but no clear victor. The staggering number of killed or wounded equaled the losses suffered in the well-known Battle of Shiloh. Using previously neglected sources, Larry J. Daniel rescues this important campaign from obscurity.
Larry J. Daniel is the author or coauthor of six books on the American Civil War, including Days of Glory: The Army of the Cumberland, 1861–1865.
Praise for The Battle of Stones River
“If you want to read a book that is an illuminating portrait of the fighting at Stones River, this is the book for you. Prolific Civil War military historians, Larry J. Daniel has done it again.”—John F. Marszalek, author of Sherman’s March to the Sea
“The Battle of Stones River was considerably more important than generally perceived. Larry J. Daniel uses his superb analytical skills to illuminate combatants, tactics, strategy, and leadership. Beyond writing solid military history, Daniel makes convincing arguments that the outcome of the battle had a major impact on the course of the war, both in Richmond and Washington, and in the court of public opinion.”—Michael B. Ballard, author of Vicksburg: The Campaign That Opened the Mississippi
“This is Larry J. Daniel at his best—clear, comprehensive, and readable. He demonstrates not only that this great battle is still a fascinating story but also that there is more to learn of it than we have previously read.”—Steven E. Woodworth, author of This Great Struggle: America’s Civil War
"...a powerful argument could be made that Battle of Stones River should now assume the role of standard work on the subject, the single work best serving the needs of the widest number of readers."—Civil War Books and Authors
Review of The Battle of Stones River
"[The Battle of Stones River] is well paced, with a solid discussion of the battle itself and its tactical and command challenges, coupled with well considered interpretation of the strategic setting before and after the battle and its impact on the press, populace, and politicians; the respective soldiers in the opposing armies; the civilians in the region and state; and the implications on the course of the war." - Scott Mingus
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