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The Battle of Glendale: The Day the South Nearly Won the Civil War Jim Stempel

The Battle of Glendale: The Day the South Nearly Won the Civil War

Jim Stempel

Published April 26th 2011
ISBN : 9780786463008
Paperback
214 pages
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It is commonly accepted that the South could never have won the Civil War. By chronicling perhaps the best of the Souths limited opportunities to turn the tide, this provocative study argues that Confederate victory was indeed possible. On June 30,MoreIt is commonly accepted that the South could never have won the Civil War. By chronicling perhaps the best of the Souths limited opportunities to turn the tide, this provocative study argues that Confederate victory was indeed possible. On June 30, 1862, at a small Virginia crossroads known as Glendale, Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee sliced the retreating Army of the Potomac in two and came remarkably close to destroying their Federal foe. Only a string of command miscues on the part of the Confederates--and a stunning command failure by Stonewall Jackson--enabled the Union army to escape a defeat that day, one that may well have vaulted the South to its independence. Never before or after would the Confederacy come as close to transforming American history as it did at the Battle of Glendale.