Perryville: This Grand Havoc Of Battle by Kenneth W. NoePerryville: This Grand Havoc Of Battle by Kenneth W. Noe

Perryville: This Grand Havoc Of Battle

byKenneth W. Noe

Hardcover | August 1, 2001

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On October 8, 1862, Union and Confederate forces clashed near Perryville, Kentucky, in what would be the largest battle ever fought on Kentucky soil. The climax of a campaign that began two months before in northern Mississippi, Perryville came to be recognized as the high water mark of the western Confederacy. Some said the hard-fought battle, forever remembered by participants for its sheer savagery and for their commanders' confusion, was the worst battle of the war, losing the last chance to bring the Commonwealth into the Confederacy and leaving Kentucky firmly under Federal control. Although Gen. Braxton Bragg's Confederates won the day, Bragg soon retreated in the face of Gen. Don Carlos Buell's overwhelming numbers.

Perryville: This Grand Havoc of Battle is the definitive account of this important conflict. Kenneth Noe details the events leading up to Bragg's Kentucky Campaign, places the battle squarely in the political and social context of Kentucky's Civil War, paints the battle in great detail, and follows the armies back to Tennessee. Based on new research, including dozens of collections never before used in understanding Perryville's significance, the book offers the most accurate and detailed depiction of what happened that fateful October day.

While providing all the parry and thrust one might expect from an excellent battle narrative, the book also reflects the new trends in Civil War history in its concern for ordinary soldiers and civilians caught in the slaughterhouse. The last chapter, unique among Civil War battle narratives, even discusses the battle's veterans, their families, efforts to preserve the battlefield, and the many ways Americans have rememberedand commemorated Perryville.

Title:Perryville: This Grand Havoc Of BattleFormat:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 9.64 × 6.52 × 1.35 inPublished:August 1, 2001Publisher:University Press Of KentuckyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813122090

ISBN - 13:9780813122090