A biographical retelling of important battles in the Civil War is seen from the perspective of noted Confederate General J B Hood and covers such events as the siege of Atlanta and the campaigns of Virginia, Gettysburg, Sharpsburg, and Chicamauga....
|Title||:||Advance and Retreat|
|Publisher||:||Book Sales New ed of 1880 ed edition June 1, 1995|
|Number of Pages||:||358 pages|
|File Size||:||678 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Advance and Retreat Reviews
Hood memoirs are a must read if one want to place an opinion on the man. And truely understand his way of war. I am a big reader of civil war personal memoirs of genrals north and south, and i have just finished my 12th memoir by E P Alexander, as well as many battle books and essay compilations of the civil war. This personal memoir of Hood is at time a muddled read as he uses unorthodox names and refences as land marks (and for this i would first read Longstreet's Manassas to appomattox to help guide you through any problem areas, especially when Hood writes of the Seven days campain.) Hood battle discriptions are lively and generally accurate (not always). The real true prize of this book is the insite into Hood as a fighting man and his choice at the differebt levels of command he held. While Hood may not always give a full picture of some the views held by others at the time of him, but gives a solid account of choice and opinions and backs them very well with post war correspondence he collected to back many of his views and to clear up some misconceptions about is way of war. i hope u enjoy readin this book as much as i did.