Number 3 (February 1998)

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North & South Magazine, Volume 1, Number 3 (February 1998)

North & South Magazine, Volume 1, Number 3 (February 1998)

96 Pages

Page 5
Editorial
by Keith Poulter

Page 9
Crossfire

Letters to the Editor

Page 10
Al Nofi’s Knapsack
by Al Nofi

Page 14
Decision At Gettysburg
by Edwin C. Fishel

Major General George Gordon Meade and his Army of the Potomac stayed to fight on July 3, 1863, and the end result is well-known. Traditional accounts given for Meade’s reasons for staying are unconvincing, according to author Fishel. Instead, he points to the intelligence report given to Meade by his intelligence officer, Colonel George H. Sharpe.

Page 30
The Day After
by Richard L. DiNardo and James R. Furqueron

Braxton Bragg has been roundly criticized for not following up on the Confederate victory at Chickamauga, fought on September 19-20, 1863. The authors here reassess the common perception of “The Day After” Chickamauga, concluding that pursuits rarely happened after large fights. Often the victorious army was as disorganized as the vanquished force. Thus, say the authors, it is “grossly unfair to Bragg to hold him to a standard which even Robert E. Lee seldom if ever met.”

Page 41
Briefings

Book Reviews

Page 44
The South Almost Won By Not Losing: A Rebuttal
by Larry J. Daniel

A theory championed by historian Albert Castel states that if Atlanta had not fallen, Lincoln would not have won reelection. Instead, George McClellan would have become the next President and would have subsequently ended the war, causing a permanent division of the United States. Larry Daniel here offers an argument by argument rebuttal that explains why he believes such a result was not likely or maybe even possible.

Page 52
The Battle of Lexington
by Jeff Patrick

The Siege and Battle of Lexington, Missouri, fought on September 18-20, 1861, is discussed. The fight occurred between Sterling Price’s Missouri State Guard and Union forces under Colonel James Adelbert Mulligan. Using hemp bales rolled along as protection, Price’s men were able to get very close to the Union lines. The Union force eventually surrendered, but Price’s victory was short-lived. He was forced to retreat to the southwest in the face of an overwhelming Union army under General James Fremont.

Page 68
Decision In The West: The Vicksburg Campaign Part II: Running The Batteries
by Keith Poulter

On the night of April 16, 1863, Admiral David D. Porter and a good portion of his Union fleet ran the guns positioned along the bluffs at Vicksburg. This event allowed the Union transports that had made the run with the ironclads and other warships to ferry Grant’s Army of the Tennessee across the Mississippi River at Bruinsburg later that month.

Page 76
Appointment In Samara
by James O. Hall

Confederate agent Walter Bowie escaped death more than once, but he had his “Appointment In Samara” at a place called Sandy Spring, following a robbery and a chase.

Page 81
Do You Know?

Page 82
Robert E. Lee and the Command Crisis of 1863-1864
by Richard L. DiNardo

Between May 1863 and August 1864, General Robert E. Lee was forced to replace all of his Corps Commanders, from, Stonewall Jackson to James Longstreet to Richard Ewell, some permanently. The author maintains that a better and larger staff might have helped Lee to choose more deserving men for these positions.

Page 90
Cover Story

Page 96
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