Chancellorsville and Gettysburg Campaigns of the Civil War - VI

Chancellorsville and Gettysburg Campaigns of the Civil War - VI

Abner Doubleday / Feb 24, 2020

Chancellorsville and Gettysburg Campaigns of the Civil War VI Chancellorsville and Gettysburg provides stern judgements of Generals Meade and Howard astute insights into other generals such as Hooker Reynolds and Sickle and penetrating minute by minute analys

  • Title: Chancellorsville and Gettysburg Campaigns of the Civil War - VI
  • Author: Abner Doubleday
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Chancellorsville and Gettysburg provides stern judgements of Generals Meade and Howard astute insights into other generals such as Hooker, Reynolds, and Sickle and penetrating, minute by minute analyses by a leading participant of these two pivotal battles Although the fierce resistance by the First Corps during the bloody late afternoon of July 1 never received its dueChancellorsville and Gettysburg provides stern judgements of Generals Meade and Howard astute insights into other generals such as Hooker, Reynolds, and Sickle and penetrating, minute by minute analyses by a leading participant of these two pivotal battles Although the fierce resistance by the First Corps during the bloody late afternoon of July 1 never received its due praise, Doubleday s account of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg stands as a passionate, uncompromising tribute.Excerpt from Chancellorsville and Gettysburg In writing this narrative, which relates to the decisive campaign which freed the Northern States from invasion, it may not be out of place to state what facilities I have had for observation in the fulfilment of so important a task I can only say that I was, to a considerable extent, an actor in the scenes I describe, and knew the principal leaders on both sides, in consequence of my association with them at West Point, and, subsequently, in the regular army Indeed, several of them, including Stonewall Jackson and A P Hill, were, prior to the war, officers in the regiment to which I belonged As commander of the Defences of Washington in the spring of 1862, I was, owing to the nature of my duties, brought into intimate relations with the statesmen who controlled the Government at that time, and became well acquainted with President Lincoln.

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      • Abner Doubleday

        Abner Doubleday was a career United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War Although Doubleday achieved minor fame as a competent combat general with experience in many important Civil War battles, he is widely remembered as the supposed inventor of the game of baseball, in Elihu Phinney s cow pasture in Cooperstown, New York, in 1839 Even though there is considerable evidence to dispute this claim and despite the lack of solid evidence linking Doubleday to the origins of baseball, Cooperstown, New York became the new home of what is today the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in 1937.


    213 Comments

    1. Very detailedI found that in reading this very detailed account of each attack that a map of the area being described was very helpful. The author did a good job of presenting both sides.


    2. The author, a Union general at both Chancellorsville and the Battle of Gettysburg, was purported to be the inventor of baseball--this has been debunked by almost all sports historians--although Doubleday himself never made such a claim. The book was initially published about 20 years after the Civil War ended. Doubleday's convictions permeate the book. As a commanding office in both battles, his perspective is essentially that of a military professional, yet is strongly flavored by personal feel [...]


    3. Vol. 6 - Chancellorsville & GettysburgThe Scribners History of the Civil War (1883)The Union defeat at Chancellorsville allows Lee to slip away and invade the north in a campaign that ends at Gettysburg. Abner Doubleday's (the putative inventor of baseball) account is aimed at the popular reader more than most; he will pause in the course of a narrative to explain a military principle that sheds light on why a certain action almost had to end as it did.This edition has a modern introduction [...]


    4. Vol. 6 - Chancellorsville & GettysburgThe Scribners History of the Civil War (1883)The Union defeat at Chancellorsville allows Lee to slip away and invade the north in a campaign that ends at Gettysburg. Abner Doubleday's (the putative inventor of baseball) account is aimed at the popular reader more than most; he will pause in the course of a narrative to explain a military principle that sheds light on why a certain action almost had to end as it did.* * *This book is part of the Scribners [...]


    5. this book surprised me. I have read many books written by participants in the Civil War, from privates to the leaders of each side. This is the first one I have read by Doubleday, and I was surprised by its style. Most writers from that era, even uneducated privates wrote in very flowery language, more artful than we would today. Doubleday writes in a very modern, factual style. Surprisingly modern. It makes me want to find more of his work. Details I did not know of each battle were well docume [...]


    6. This is written in the same familiar style of many of the Union officers who wrote about their experiences of the Civil War. It is direct and factual. At times it could be dry. However, I thought the section on the first day of Gettysburg was one of the best and clearest descriptions of the battle. It would be an excellent guide to use if you were visiting the battlefield. It was a good book.


    7. Good civil war history. Not as good as Grant, but it's written as well. Disclaimer: I couldn't finish it because I have an original copy, and the pages are so brittle I was endangering the book.


    8. I was surprised by the quality and clarity of Doubleday's writing. My only issue was with the readibility of some of the maps; especially those less than a full page in size.



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