Corps Commanders in Blue
Union Major Generals in the Civil War
320 pages /
6.00 x 9.00 inches /
Ethan S. Rafuse is professor of military history at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the author of eight books on the Civil War, including Robert E. Lee and the Fall of the Confederacy and Manassas: A Battlefield Guide.
Praise for Corps Commanders in Blue
“Until recently, the corps level command in the American Civil War has been somewhat neglected in scholarly writing on the war. This anthology . . . remedies this deficiency. . . . A valuable resource and a fine addition to any Civil War library.”—Military Review
“With Corps Commanders in Blue, Ethan Rafuse’s team, a who’s who of scholars on the Union Army, tackles the problem of corps leadership both east and west, from 1862 to 1864. The result: a potpourri of eight wide-ranging essays on the malnourished topic of corps command in all its complexities. . . . The topic of Union leadership is still in capable hands.”—Civil War Monitor
“Fine scholarship from an excellent roster of Civil War historians. . . . Anyone interested in the Federal high command during the Civil War will find this collection quite valuable.”—Civil War Book Review
“Through its eight studies of Union army corps commanders, Corps Commanders in Blue offers a fine example of state-of-the-field work in the military history of the Civil War. . . . Corps Commanders in Blue is not only a reliable account of Union Army corps commanders, but a pleasurable read, with excellent discursive notes for those who want to dig deeper into the sources. The authors know their material well, are adept at integrating biography with scholarly analysis, and are excellent prose stylists.”—Journal of Military History
“Corps Commanders in Blue is a solid contribution to the military and political history of the Civil War. The chapters are engaging, detailed, and concise. Additionally, credit must be given to the contributors for looking beyond the eastern theater and offering profiles from generals other than those solely in the Army of the Potomac.”—Civil War History
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