|Author/Contributor(s):||Krick, Robert K|
|Publisher:||University of North Carolina Press|
Winner of the 1991 Douglas Southall Freeman History Award, Military Order of the Stars and Bars
An excellent study of what the Mighty Stonewall considered the 'most successful of his exploits'. . . . Krick sets a standard for other military historians who practice the difficult genre of battle study. Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain will become a classic of Civil War literature.--North Carolina Historical Review
A masterful job. . . . Krick's treatment is not only a comprehensive and compelling story of Jackson and his men at Cedar Mountain, but it is also a model of what a battle narrative should be.--Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
Krick's lively writing style, sound research and ability to reconstruct the tactics, movements and emotion of the battle will impress any reader.--America's Civil War
At Cedar Mountain on August 9,1862, Stonewall Jackson exercised independent command of a campaign for the last time. Robert Krick untangles the myriad original accounts by participants on both sides of the battle to offer an illuminating portrait of the Confederate general commanding his troops under the extraordinary pressures of combat. From diaries, reminiscences, letters, and newspaper articles, Krick reconstructs a vivid and detailed account of the confrontation at Cedar Mountain and Jackson's victory there.