The Civil War in Louisiana ePUB ò War in eBook

The Civil War in Louisiana ePUB ò War in  eBook This comprehensive history fills an important gap in the story of the Civil War Too often the war waged west of the Mississippi River has been given short shrift by historians and scholars, who have tended to focus their attention on the great battles east of the river This book looks in detail at the military operations that occurred in Louisiana most of them minor skirmishes, but some of them battles and campaigns of major importance The Civil War in Louisiana begins with the first talk of secession in the state and ends with the last tragic days of the war John D Winters describes with great fervor and detail such events as the fall of Confederate New Orleans and the burning of Alexandria In addition to military action, Winters discusses the political, economic, and social aspects of the war in Louisiana His accounts of battles and the men who waged them provide a fuller story of Louisiana in the Civil War than has ever before been told Charles L Dufour Florida Historical Quarterly


10 thoughts on “The Civil War in Louisiana

  1. Manray9 Manray9 says:

    John D Winters The Civil War in Louisiana is not a superior example of well written scholarly history, but simply a workmanlike attempt at a comprehensive evaluation of Louisiana during the Civil War It has been criticized, and rightly so, for its patronizing and simplistic views of the putative negro problem during the war Origi


  2. Sean McLachlan Sean McLachlan says:

    In his exhaustive look at the war in Louisiana, Winters examines not only the military aspects of the war, but their political, economic, and to a lesser extent social aspects as well He goes into great detail and provides a thorough synthesis of the war in that state.I had two complaints, though First was the lack of an overall map


  3. Sean Chick Sean Chick says:

    This is a history book that took a road less traveled, being neither Lost nor Just Cause propaganda This is the Civil War presented as tragedy, particularly since Louisiana suffered severe economic damage due in part to the piratical actions of Union military forces in the state Compared to other Union occupying forces, the record is app


  4. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    This book covered a part of the Civil War that a knew very little about It was interesting to see how the war in this area evolved I have to admit that I was unfamiliar with a lot of the military leaders so I got a little confused as the author discussed the progression of battle and campaigns.


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