As June wore on Rosecrans and his army of the Cumberland approached the end of their six month convalescence from the rigors of Stones River.
"Yonder began the campaign," Sherman was to say a quarter century later, standing before the hotel on the occasion of a visit to the Ohio city. "He was to go for Lee and I was to go for Joe Johnston. That was his plan."
A sweeping narrative of the most fascinating conflict in American History. Never before have the great battles and exciting personalities, of the great war, been so dramatically - and so vividly - presented. The story is told entirely from the view point of the people involved in it. The reader not only learns what was happening in the North and the South, on a political, military, diplomatic, and home fronts - the reader lives through the events as if she/he were there. This volume deals with the ever escalating devastation - the sudden glare of Chickamauga, and the North's great day at Missionary Ridge, followed by the Florida fiasco and Sherman's meticulous destruction of Meridan, leaving that section of the South facing the aftermath.
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