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He could go through Knoxville in Tennessee to Chattanooga in that State, where
he had a choice of routes further West, or he could take one of two alternative
lines south into Georgia and thence go either to Atlanta or to Columbus in the
through Chattanooga or by making a detour southwards through the seaport
town of Mobile, crossing the harbour by boat. Thus the capture of Chattanooga
from the South would go far towards cutting the whole Southern railway system in
He was urged from Washington to press forward towards Chattanooga at once,
but replied decidedly that he was unable to do so, and added that if a change of
command was desired the present was a suitable time for it. At the end of October
Ultimately he moved on Murfreesborough, some thirty miles further in the
direction of Chattanooga. Here on December 31, 1862, Bragg, with somewhat
inferior numbers, attacked him and gained an initial success, which Rosecrans
and his ...
By skilful manoeuvres, in the difficult country where the Tennessee River cuts the
Cumberland mountains and the parallel ranges which run from north-east to
south-west behind, he turned the flank of Bragg's position at Chattanooga and ...
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A must read for anyone that wants to understand the economic and social implications of the Southern slave aristocracy.
A well researched and written review of the slave aristocracy that suppressed and exploited both black slaves and non-slave holding whites alike.
This book is critical to understanding why the Southern Gentry despised the North for "exploiting" the South and "stealing" the Souths' financial resources when in fact the increasingly inefficient and unproductive system of slave labor doomed the South to ever increasing reliance on Northern resources to maintain their facade of prosperity.
H. R. Helper explains the slave states downward spiral toward economic collapse that will ultimately drive 11 of the states to secede from the Union and start the Civil War
This book is an insight today into much of the Souths' ongoing struggle to join the rest of the United States in economic prosperity