A dizzying series of momentous military actions occurred in Virginia in 1863. A year that began with Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia possessing the advantage in the field ended with the Southern army in tatters but still strong enough to hold back George G. Meade's Army of the Potomac.... more
- ISBN 9781581822977
- Imprint Cumberland House Publishing
- Category History
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The Storm Tide traces the history of these infamous battles of 1863 and provides a series of easy-to-follow tour guides to the battlefields today. Many of these battles are well known -- Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg -- but some are not -- Bristoe Station and Mine Run.
In addition to lively narratives of the battles, noting unusual incidents and briefly highlighting the careers of the leaders who shaped them, the book contains more than 250 period photographs and line drawings, more than 100 photographs that illustrate the driving tours, several original maps, sidebar articles on military strategy, a chronology of key battles and important events, sources for additional travel information, a bibliography, and an index.