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Theater of a Separate War : The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861-1865 (Hardcover) (Thomas

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Though its most famous battles were waged in the East at Antietam, Gettysburg, and throughout Virginia, the Civil War was clearly a conflict that raged across a continent. From cotton-rich Texas and the fields of Kansas through Indian Territory and into the high desert of New Mexico, the trans-Mississippi theater was site of major clashes from the war's earliest days through the surrenders of Confederate generals Edmund Kirby Smith and Stand Waite in June 1865. In this comprehensive military history of the war west of the Mississippi River, Thomas W. Cutrer shows that the theater's distance from events in the East does not diminish its importance to the unfolding of the larger struggle.

Theater of a Separate War details the battles between North and South in these far-flung regions, assessing the complex political and military strategies on both sides. While providing the definitive history of the rise and fall of the South's armies in the far West, Cutrer shows, even if the region's influence on the Confederacy's cause waned, its role persisted well beyond the fall of Richmond and Lee's surrender to Grant. In this masterful study, Cutrer offers a fresh perspective on an often overlooked aspect of Civil War history.
Number of Pages: 588
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Littlefield History of the Civil War Era
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Pr
Author: Thomas W. Cutrer
Language: English
Street Date: April 17, 2017
TCIN: 51893639
UPC: 9781469631561
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-8786
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