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First BULL RUN 1861 - The South's First Victory. Illustrated Campaign Series. At Bull Run, two inexperienced, ill-trained and poorly led armies clashed in the opening engagement of the American Civil War.

Click to EnlargeSuperbly illustrated history detailing the strategies, tactics and battle experiences of the opposing forces. Full color battlescenes, 3-dimensional "bird's eye view" maps, photographs, and battle maps.
The OSPREY CAMPAIGN SERIES presents concise, authorative accounts of the great conflicts of history. Each volume of the series begins with an assessment of each commander's campaign strategy, then recounts the progress of the fighting, blow by blow. Each 96-page 7.25" x 9.75" volume features more than 90 illustrations, including photographs, maps, charts and color plates accompany the text, and a series of 3-dimensional battle maps mark the critical states of the campaign. At Bull Run, two inexperienced, ill-trained and poorly led armies clashed in the opening engagement of the American Civil War. Culminating in a stalwart defensive fight by Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson’s Virginia Brigade, this book is the story of the Confederacy’s first victory. The lead up to the battle, the affair at Blackburn’s Ford and the fight for Henry Hill are all examined. The author investigates the backgrounds and personalities of the principle commanders on both sides and shows how their decisions influenced the outcome of the battle. He also looks at the opposing armies and shows how the widely varying uniforms of different units caused mistakes of identity which effected the battle at crucial points. Weapons, intelligence and the almost universal inexperience of troops on both sides are all shown, and help to explain events in the Battle of Bull Run itself. Finally, the significance of Bull Run is evaluated: although a victory for the south Jackson at least believed that a defeat would have been better for the Confederates. As Henry Kyd wrote: “The South was proud, jubilant, self-satisfied; it saw final success of easy attainment. The North, mortified by defeat and stung by ridicule, pulled itself together, raised armies, stirred up its people, and prepared for war in earnest.” Contents Introduction The Way to Civil War The Opposing Leaders The Opposing Armies The Road to Bull Run The Affair at Blackburn's Ford The Battle Plans The Battle Begins The Fight for Henry Hill Retreat and Rout The 'Might-Have-Beens' The Battlefield Today

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Item Details
Group:
American Civil War
ID:
OS-C10
Category:
History / Tactics / Details
Media:
Softcover book
Type:
Battles / Campaigns / Strategy
Price:
19.95
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