The Battle of Brice's Crossroads

The Battle of Brice's Crossroads

by Stewart L. Bennett


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Told through a collection of first-person soldier accounts, the history of this Civil War battle and how the South's dubious chances of victory were overcome with grit and determination.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609495022
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 06/19/2012
Series: Civil War Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,240,702
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Stewart Bennett attended Grace College and graduated with a bachelor's degree in behavioral science. He received his master of arts degree from Youngstown State University and his doctor of philosophy degree in interdisciplinary studies in history and political science from the University of Maine. He is the co-editor of the work The Struggle for the Life of the Republic: A Civil War Narrative by Brevet Major Charles Dana Miller, 76th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Stewart is the department chair of social and behavior sciences and assistant professor of history at Blue Mountain College in Blue Mountain, Mississippi.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Acknowledgements 7

1 "Hold Forrest and as Much of the Enemy as You Can Over There" 11

2 "I Should Go On and Fight the Foe Wherever Found" 25

3 "The Critical Hour of the Battle" 41

4 'You Cannot Hurry Me or My Men Into This Fight" 59

5 "Everything Was Going to the Devil as Fast as It Possibly Could" 71

6 "Order Soon Gave Way to Confusion and Confusion to Panic" 83

7 "If Mr. Forrest Will Let Me Alone I Will Let Him Alone" 109

Appendix A Union Order of Battle 127

Appendix B Confederate Order of Battle 129

Notes 131

Bibliography 147

Index 153

About the Author 159

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