Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Book Review: The Struggle for Tennessee


Street Jr., James. The Struggle for Tennessee: Tupelo to Stones River. The Civil War. Alexandria, VA; Time-Life, Inc., 1985.

After reading several books about the Eastern Theater, switching to the West was quite the paradigm change. This part reminded me of nothing so much as World War I. In World War I, there was too much army and not enough front in the West, and too much front and not enough army in the East. As such it was stalemated in one and uncontrollably fluid in the other.

I didn't realize how far south the Union armies operated in this theater early in the war. The Union army marched North from Alabama to defend Tennessee.

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