The Long Arm of Lee: The History of the Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia, Volume 2: Chancellorsville to Appoma by Jennings Cropper WiseThe Long Arm of Lee: The History of the Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia, Volume 2: Chancellorsville to Appoma by Jennings Cropper Wise

The Long Arm of Lee: The History of the Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia, Volume 2…

byJennings Cropper WiseIntroduction byGary W. Gallagher

Paperback | November 1, 1991

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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 1 described the organization and tactics of the field batteries of General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia from the time of the Battle of Bull Run through the Maryland invasion. Volume 2, beginning with an account of the Chancellorsville campaign, includes a close look at the Battle of Gettysburg, in which tactical errors made by the Confederate side are reassessed. There was heroism aplenty, not only from generals like J.E.B. Stuart and Stonewall Jackson but also from ordinary artillerymen who fought doggedly and resignedly until the end.
Gary W Gallagher is a civil war historian with a special interest in the military aspects of the war. He is the author or co-author of several books including Lee and His Generals in War and Memory and The Confederate War. He has also served as President of the Association of Preservation of Civil War sites. He is a professor of histor...
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Title:The Long Arm of Lee: The History of the Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia, Volume 2…Format:PaperbackDimensions:582 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.3 inPublished:November 1, 1991Publisher:UNP - Nebraska

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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 1 described the organization and tactics of the field batteries of General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia from the time of the Battle of Bull Run through the Maryland invasion. Volume 2, beginning with an account of the Chancellorsville campaign, includes a close look at the Battle of Gettysburg, in which tactical errors made by the Confederate side are reassessed.

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"A requisite for all general students of the Civil War. . . . [Lee's artillerymen] and their war deeds might be forgotten were it not for this wonderful account."—Civil War History
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