Winner of the Seaborg Award A History Book Club Selection
On October 8, 1862, Union and Confederate forces clashed near
Perryville, Kentucky, in what would be the largest battle ever
fought on Kentucky soil. The climax of a campaign that began two
months before in northern Mississippi, Perryville came to be
recognized as the high water mark of the western Confederacy. Some
said the hard-fought battle, forever remembered by participants for
its sheer savagery and for their commanders' confusion, was the
worst battle of the war, losing the last chance to bring the
Commonwealth into the Confederacy and leaving Kentucky firmly under
Federal control. Although Gen. Braxton Bragg's Confederates won the
day, Bragg soon retreated in the face of Gen. Don Carlos Buell's
overwhelming numbers. Perryville: This Grand Havoc of Battle is the
definitive account of this important conflict.
While providing all the parry and thrust one might expect from
an excellent battle narrative, the book also reflects the new
trends in Civil War history in its concern for ordinary soldiers
and civilians caught in the slaughterhouse. The last chapter,
unique among Civil War battle narratives, even discusses the
battle's veterans, their families, efforts to preserve the
battlefield, and the many ways Americans have remembered and
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