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by Thomas A. Lewis

A dramatic account of the Battle of Cedar Creek key engagement that was to decide who would control the strategically important Shenandoah Valley in the closing months of the Civil War
Download The Guns of Cedar Creek epub
ISBN: 0060159413
ISBN13: 978-0060159412
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Author: Thomas A. Lewis
Language: English
Publisher: Harpercollins; 1st edition (March 1, 1991)
Pages: 371 pages
ePUB size: 1974 kb
FB2 size: 1848 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 927
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This is the first book I've read on the Battle of Cedar Creek that will guide you through the movements with ease. I'm from this area and could easily pin point each location and, visualize what was happening. Maps included were not entirely accurate but that did not distract at all. Very well written, I plan on taking it with me on my next tour for reference. Reports on the individual generals and privates gave much insight to their ingenuity as well as faults.
I considered this book to be one of the more readable and well researched books surrounding the Shenandoah Valley campaign of 1864. The book centered around the Battle of Cedar Creek where Phil Sheridan lost and won a battle all in one day. That left poor Jubal Early as the man who won and lost the same battle in the single day. The book was well written and very easy to consumed. It was generally geared for the public consumption since nearly half of the book was geared toward giving background information prior to the battle itself. Of 350 pages of printed narrative, only 150 dealt with the battle itself. It has a nice order of the battle but I wished there were some strength numbers to go with it. But overall, its intersting book with many things to say. The author is clearly very familiar with the subject matter and that ease make this book quite a fast reader despite of the details he provides.