Collection: Stephen Griffin Collection >> Invisible hero : Patrick R. Cleburne / Bruce H. Stewart, Jr.
Invisible hero :
Patrick R. Cleburne /
Bruce H. Stewart, Jr.
|Main Creator:||Stewart, Bruce H., 1955-|
The direction and focus of this book is on the military and political aspects of Cleburne's service while avoiding the social or personal sidelights found in a general biography. The book examines the relationships that governed Cleburne's actions, particularly those with Braxton Bragg, William Hardee, and John B. Hood. Their thoughts, as well as the official policies in Richmond, were pivotal in his Civil War career. Battles and movements are explained in an objective light, exposing his triumphs as well as his failures, his assets as well as his shortcomings. While correspondence from Cleburne's superiors reveals their confidence in his ability, the ultimate lack of a well-deserved promotion is explored in great depth. Accounts and letters from soldiers in the ranks present a picture of the general in the field as seen by his own men. The result has been an analysis of a man unappreciated by his own government, yet widely regarded as the finest infantry officer in the Western Theatre.
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Macon, Ga. : Mercer University Press, ©2009.
"MUP/H756"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-377) and index.
Physical description: 392 pages : maps ; 24 cm
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GR 5616: Stephen Griffin Collection
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