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Read How Robert E Lee Lost the Civil War ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free download ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Edward H. Bonekemper III Edward H. Bonekemper III æ 5 Read Failure to take charge of the battlefield such as on the second day of Gettysburg his overly complex and ineffective battle plans such as those at Antietam and during the Seven Days' campaign and his vague and ambiguous orders such as those that deprived him of Jeb Stuart's services for most of GettysburgBonekemper looks beyond Lee's battles in the East and describes how Lee's Virginia first myopia played a major role in crucial Confederate failures in the West He itemizes Lee's refusals to provide reinforcements for Vicksburg or Tennessee in mid 1863 his causing James Longstreet to arrive at Chickamauga with only a third of his troops his idea to move Longstreet away from Chattanooga j. Leans perhaps a bit too far the other way in its effort to puncture the myth of Lee s military genius but this book does support its arguments with plenty of analysis The stats are pretty clear Lee lost men than the butcher U S Grant due largely to his penchant for over aggressive frontal assaults In addition his myopic focus on his home state starved the western armies of the support they needed to stop Sherman

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Read How Robert E Lee Lost the Civil War ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free download ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Edward H. Bonekemper III Edward H. Bonekemper III æ 5 Read This book challenges the general view that Robert E Lee was a military genius who staved off inevitable Confederate defeat against insurmountable odds Instead the author contends that Lee was responsible for the South's loss in a war it could have wonInstead as this book demonstrates Lee unnecessarily went for the win suandered his irreplaceable troops and weakened his army so badly that military defeat became inevitable It describes how Lee's army took 80000 casualties in Lees first fourteen months of command while imposing 73000 casualties on his opponents With the Confederacy outnumbered four to one Lee's aggressive strategy and tactics proved to be suicidal Also described arc Lee's. Bonekemper has written a book that many Civil War history buffs will find outrageously controversial His thesis that Gen Lee lost a winnable war through incompetent leadership is broken down into the following claims1 By taking the war into the North Lee followed an ill conceived strategy that had no chance of ultimate success He could not maintain himself in supply at that distance from his base He would eventually have to retreat making it seem like he had been defeated whether he had been or not Further he was making poor use of the two strategic advantages that the South had a they did not have to conuer the North in order to win the war they only had to outlast them and b with their internal lines of communication they could shift men and resources to the places where they most needed them2 Lee s s

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Read How Robert E Lee Lost the Civil War ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free download ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Edward H. Bonekemper III Edward H. Bonekemper III æ 5 Read Ust before Grant's troops broke through the undeemanned Confederates there and his failure to reinforce Atlanta in the critical months before the 1864 presidential electionBonekemper argues that Lee's ultimate failure was his prolonging of the hopeless and bloody slaughter even afterUnion victory had been ensured by a series of events the fall of Atlanta the re election of Lincoln and the fall of Petersburg and RichmondFinally the author explores historians' treatment of Lee including the deification of him by failed Confederate generals attempting to resurrect their own reputations Readers will not fred themselves feeling neutral about this stinging critiue of the hero of The Lost Caus. Robert E Lee has been lionized since the end of the 19th century as a military genius a man who would have achieved victory for the Confederacy if only his armies had not been so outnumbered Southerners needing something to ennoble their defeat in the cause of retaining slavery chose Lee as the shining example of the South they wished to be seen as having fought for brave noble and honest In pursuit of that goal a concerted effort by former southern generals heritage groups and historians effectively insinuated that view of the war and of Lee s supposed military genius into mainstream consciousness That view has largely prevailed in most biographies of Lee and in histories of the Civil War ever sinceThis book provides a long needed correctiveThe author argues persuasively that far from being the militar


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    PDF NEW [How Robert E Lee Lost the Civil War] Bonekemper has written a book that many Civil War history buffs will find outrageously controversial His thesis that Gen Lee lost a winnable war through incompetent leadership is broken down into the following claims1 By taking the

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    PDF NEW [How Robert E Lee Lost the Civil War] Free download ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Edward H. Bonekemper III Summary How Robert E Lee Lost the Civil War Recently Robert E Lee has been in the news a lot lately At least his statues have been My first knowledge of Robert E Lee came from his name affixed upon an orange Dodge Charger on a popular TV show when I was a kid At some point I connected the name to the historical figure which brought me to another uestion Why is a G

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    Summary How Robert E Lee Lost the Civil War Edward H. Bonekemper III æ 5 Read PDF NEW [How Robert E Lee Lost the Civil War] An ok book but it gives ammunition to those of us who believe that Robert E Lee is highly overrated The Confederacy lost du

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    PDF NEW [How Robert E Lee Lost the Civil War] I've read several books that uestion the cult of Robert E Lee and each and every one repeatedly hearkens back to this one I now see why Bonekemper pulls absolutely no punches on Lee His analysis of Lee's personal tactical and political failures is ruthless detailed and always well sourced There are a few points I didn't agree with but overall I came away both impressed and educated I have an inkling that as fut

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    Edward H. Bonekemper III æ 5 Read PDF NEW [How Robert E Lee Lost the Civil War] Leans perhaps a bit too far the other way in its effort to puncture the myth of Lee's military genius but this

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    PDF NEW [How Robert E Lee Lost the Civil War] Edward H. Bonekemper III æ 5 Read The author makes an excellent case that Robert E Lee does not deserve the reputation as one of the best generals in American history This book is a damning indictment of Lee's performance as the commander of the Army of Northern Virginia In addition the author provides an explanation of how the Cult of Lee arose in the years after the war The current debates on how to interpret the Civil War makes this book a

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    PDF NEW [How Robert E Lee Lost the Civil War] Robert E Lee has been lionized since the end of the 19th century as a military genius; a man who would have achieved victory for the Confederac

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    PDF NEW [How Robert E Lee Lost the Civil War] Let me begin by stating that there is nothing new to be found in this book; let me likewise say that I enjoyed it and fou

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    PDF NEW [How Robert E Lee Lost the Civil War] Unpopular with Southerners this book nonetheless is a necessary examination of the notion that Lee simply was not as good a general as he has often been made out to be

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    Summary How Robert E Lee Lost the Civil War PDF NEW [How Robert E Lee Lost the Civil War] Edward H. Bonekemper III æ 5 Read Fun 'what if' style of history

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  • Paperback
  • 248
  • How Robert E Lee Lost the Civil War
  • Edward H. Bonekemper III
  • English
  • 16 August 2020
  • 9781887901338