The Long Arm of Lee: The History of the Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia, Volume 1: Bull Run to Fredricksburg by Jennings Cropper WiseThe Long Arm of Lee: The History of the Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia, Volume 1: Bull Run to Fredricksburg by Jennings Cropper Wise

The Long Arm of Lee: The History of the Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia, Volume 1: Bull…

byJennings Cropper WiseIntroduction byGary W. Gallagher

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Originally published in 1915, when Jennings Cropper Wise was commandant of the Virginia Military Institute, The Long Arm of Lee has never been surpassed as an authoritative study of the Confederate artillery in the Civil War. Volume I describes the organization and tactics of the field batteries of General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and their performance in famous battles, including those at Bull Run, Malvern Hill, Cedar Mountain, Harper's Ferry, Sharpsburg, and Fredericksburg. It ends with the bitter winter interlude before the Chancellorsville campaign of the spring of 1863. Volume 2 of Wise's history, also available as a Bison Book, takes up the harrowing events stretching from Chancellorsville to Appomattox.

In his introduction, Gary W. Gallagher addresses some of the myths exposed by Wise, touching on the persistent under-estimation of the artillery's role in winning battles.

Gary W. Gallagher, a professor of history at Penn State University, is the editor of Lee the Soldier (Nebraska, 1996).
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Title:The Long Arm of Lee: The History of the Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia, Volume 1: Bull…Format:PaperbackDimensions:463 pages, 8.5 × 5.6 × 1.15 inPublished:November 1, 1991Publisher:UNP - Nebraska

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Originally published in 1915, when Jennings Wise was commandant of the Virginia Military Institute, The Long Arm of Lee has never surpassed as an authoritative study of the Confederate artillery in the Civil War. Volume 1 describes the organization and tactics of the field batteries of General Robert E. Lee's Army of North Virginia and their performance in famous battles, including those at Bull Run.