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  • The Battle of Ezra Church and the Struggle for Atlantaby Earl J. Hess

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Fought on July 28, 1864, the Battle of Ezra Church was a dramatic engagement during the Civil War's Atlanta Campaign. Confederate forces under John Bell Hood desperately fought to stop William T. Sherman's advancing armies as they tried to cut the last Confederate supply line into the city. Confederates under General Stephen D. Lee nearly overwhelmed... more...

  • Civil War Infantry Tacticsby Earl J. Hess

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    EARL J. HESS is Stewart W. McClelland Chair in History at Lincoln Memorial University and the author of fifteen books on the Civil War, including Kennesaw Mountain: Sherman, Johnston, and the Atlanta Campaign ; The Knoxville Campaign: Burnside and Longstreet in East Tennessee ; and The Civil War in the West: Victory and Defeat from the Appalachians... more...

  • The Civil War in the Westby Earl J. Hess

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 24.99

    The Western theater of the Civil War, rich in agricultural resources and manpower and home to a large number of slaves, stretched 600 miles north to south and 450 miles east to west from the Appalachians to the Mississippi. If the South lost the West, there would be little hope of preserving the Confederacy. Earl J. Hess's comprehensive study of how... more...

  • The Earl J. Hess Fortifications Trilogy, Omnibus E-bookby Earl J. Hess

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 59.99

    This three-volume Omnibus e-Book set is a collection of Earl J. Hess's definitive works on trench warfare during the Civil War. The set includes: Field Armies and Fortifications in the Civil War: The Eastern Campaigns, 1861-1864 , covering the eastern campaigns, from Big Bethel and the Peninsula to Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Charleston, and Mine... more...

  • Field Armies and Fortifications in the Civil Warby Earl J. Hess

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 27.99

    Earl J. Hess provides a narrative history of the use of fortifications--particularly trenches and other semi-permanent earthworks--used by Confederate and Union field armies at all major battle sites in the eastern theater of the Civil War. Hess moves beyond the technical aspects of construction to demonstrate the crucial role these earthworks played... more...

  • In the Trenches at Petersburgby Earl J. Hess

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 27.99

    In the Trenches at Petersburg , the final volume of Earl J. Hess's trilogy of works on the fortifications of the Civil War, recounts the strategic and tactical operations around Petersburg during the last ten months of the Civil War. Hess covers all aspects of the Petersburg campaign, from important engagements that punctuated the long months of siege... more...

  • Kennesaw Mountainby Earl J. Hess

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    While fighting his way toward Atlanta, William T. Sherman encountered his biggest roadblock at Kennesaw Mountain, where Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Tennessee held a heavily fortified position. The opposing armies confronted each other from June 19 to July 3, 1864, and Sherman initially tried to outflank the Confederates. His men endured heavy rains,... more...

  • The Knoxville Campaignby Earl J. Hess

    University of Tennessee Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    ?Hess?s account of the understudied Knoxville Campaign sheds new light on the generalship of James Longstreet and Ambrose Burnside, as well as such lesser players as Micah Jenkins and Orlando Poe. Both scholars and general readers should welcome it. The scholarship is sound, the research, superb, the writing, excellent.? ?Steven E. Woodworth, author... more...

  • Lee's Tar Heelsby Earl J. Hess

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 39.99

    The Pettigrew-Kirkland-MacRae Brigade was one of North Carolina's best-known and most successful units during the Civil War. Formed in 1862, the brigade spent nearly a year protecting supply lines before being thrust into its first major combat at Gettysburg. There, James Johnston Pettigrew's men pushed back the Union's famed Iron Brigade in vicious... more...

  • Lincoln Memorial University and the Shaping of Appalachiaby Earl J. Hess

    University of Tennessee Press 2011; US$ 45.00

    Located near Cumberland Gap in the rugged hills of East Tennessee, Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) was founded in 1897 to help disadvantaged Appalachian youth and reward the descendents of Union loyalists in the region. Its founder was former Union General Oliver Otis Howard, a personal friend of Abraham Lincoln, who made it his mission to sustain... more...