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Apr 05, 2020 - 13:17 PM By Perry D. Jamieson

When Gen Robert E Lee fled from Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia, in April 1865, many observers did not realize that the Civil War had reached its nadir A large number of Confederates, from Jefferson Davis down to the rank and file, were determined to continue fighting Though Union successes had nearly extinguished the Confederacy s hope for an outright victory, the SWhen Gen Robert E Lee fled from Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia, in April 1865, many observers did not realize that the Civil War had reached its nadir A large number of Confederates, from Jefferson Davis down to the rank and file, were determined to continue fighting Though Union successes had nearly extinguished the Confederacy s hope for an outright victory, the South still believed it could force the Union to grant a negotiated peace that would salvage some of its war aims As evidence of the Confederacy s determination, two major Union campaigns, along with a number of smaller engagements, were required to quell the continued organized Confederate military resistance.In Spring 1865 Perry D Jamieson juxtaposes for the first time the major campaign against Lee that ended at Appomattox and Gen William T Sherman s march north through the Carolinas, which culminated in Gen Joseph E Johnston s surrender at Bennett Place Jamieson also addresses the efforts required to put down armed resistance in the Deep South and the Trans Mississippi As both sides fought for political goals following Lee s surrender, these campaigns had significant consequences for the political military context that shaped the end of the war as well as Reconstruction.
  • Title: Spring 1865: The Closing Campaigns of the Civil War
  • Author: Perry D. Jamieson
  • ISBN: 9780803225817
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Hardcover

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Margaret Sankey Apr 05, 2020 - 13:17 PM
There's nothing new here in the detailed description of the last campaigns of the civil war, particularly Sherman's post-Savannah turn into the Carolinas and the siege of Richmond, but Jamieson's framing of this as a demonstration of just how bitter ender many southerners were determined to be, and how that affected their resistance to Reconstruction is an interesting addition that could have been taken much further.
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Scott Apr 05, 2020 - 13:17 PM
Spring 1865, The closing Campaigns of the Civil War by Perry D. Jamieson is a detailed account of the final days of the Civil War. It contains a tremendous amount of detail about the final battles, the Generals and the political leaders. It is informative, but rather dull and a struggle to finish. There are far better books about the Civil War.
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Jerome Apr 05, 2020 - 13:17 PM
A concise, readable history of the Civil War’s final campaigns, along with all of the relevant political and social issues, although these aren’t covered in as much detail. The prose is academic but not too dry. While only 216 pages, the narrative never feels rushed.It’s also mostly focused on events in Virginia and the Carolinas, and there is little on events beyond the Appalachians. It also relies mainly on secondary sources. The narrative begins with Petersburg and the start of Sherman [...]
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Spring 1865: The Closing Campaigns of the Civil War By Perry D. Jamieson When Gen Robert E Lee fled from Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia, in April 1865, many observers did not realize that the Civil War had reached its nadir A large number of Confederates, from Jefferson Davis down to the rank and file, were determined to continue fighting Though Union successes had nearly extinguished the Confederacy s hope for an outright victory, the SWhen Gen Robert E Lee fled from Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia, in April 1865, many observers did not realize that the Civil War had reached its nadir A large number of Confederates, from Jefferson Davis down to the rank and file, were determined to continue fighting Though Union successes had nearly extinguished the Confederacy s hope for an outright victory, the South still believed it could force the Union to grant a negotiated peace that would salvage some of its war aims As evidence of the Confederacy s determination, two major Union campaigns, along with a number of smaller engagements, were required to quell the continued organized Confederate military resistance.In Spring 1865 Perry D Jamieson juxtaposes for the first time the major campaign against Lee that ended at Appomattox and Gen William T Sherman s march north through the Carolinas, which culminated in Gen Joseph E Johnston s surrender at Bennett Place Jamieson also addresses the efforts required to put down armed resistance in the Deep South and the Trans Mississippi As both sides fought for political goals following Lee s surrender, these campaigns had significant consequences for the political military context that shaped the end of the war as well as Reconstruction.

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