Review of Powell, David A., The Chickamaugua Campaign: Barren Victory: The Retreat into Chattanooga, the Confederate Pursuit, and the Aftermath of the Battle

Date

2018-01

Authors

Zander, Cecily

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Publisher

The Civil War Monitor

Abstract

Though the literature on the Chickamauga campaign takes up a respectable amount of space on Civil War bookshelves, room remains for useful studies like David A. Powell’s Barren Victory: The Retreat into Chattanooga, the Confederate Pursuit, and the Aftermath of the Battle, September 21 to October 20, 1863. Powell’s volume is a companion to earlier monographs detailing the initial phase of the fighting in South Tennessee and North Georgia and an examination of the bulk of the battle proper: the only major Confederate victory ever achieved in the Western Theater. In this third volume, Powell examines how both the Army of Tennessee and the Army of the Cumberland (and their respective commanders, Braxton Bragg and William S. Rosecrans) responded to the strategic situation following the fighting. Powell also provides several useful statistical appendices.

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Article originally published by The Civil War Monitor. English. Published January 2018. https://www.civilwarmonitor.com/powell-barren-victory-2017/. Permission to deposit this file has been obtained directly from the publisher. Please read the faculty member's entry in the Project INDEX Master Sheet for more information about the publisher communications.

Keywords

Civil War history, The Chickamauga campaign, Primary sources

Citation

This is the published version of an article that is available at https://www.civilwarmonitor.com/powell-barren-victory-2017/. Recommended citation: Zander, C. (2018, January). Review of Powell, David A., The Chickamaugua Campaign: Barren Victory: The Retreat into Chattanooga, the Confederate Pursuit, and the Aftermath of the Battle, September 21 to October 20, 1863. The Civil War Monitor. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.

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