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Valley Thunder - The Battle of New Market and the Opening of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, May 1864 (Paperback): Charles... Valley Thunder - The Battle of New Market and the Opening of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, May 1864 (Paperback)
Charles Knight
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Charles R. Knight's Valley Thunder, now available in paperback, is the first full-length account in more than three decades to examine the combat at New Market on May 15, 1864-the battle that opened the pivotal 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, who set in motion the wide-ranging operation to subjugate the South in 1864, intended to attack the Confederacy on multiple fronts so it could no longer "take advantage of interior lines." One of the keys to success in the Eastern Theater was control of the Shenandoah Valley, a strategically important and agriculturally abundant region that helped feed Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Grant tasked Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel, a German immigrant with a mixed fighting record, and a motley collection of units numbering some 10,000 men to clear the Valley and threaten Lee's left flank. Opposing Sigel was John C. Breckinridge, a former vice president and now Confederate major general who assembled a scratch command to repulse the invading Federals. Included within the ranks of his 4,500-man army were cadets from the Virginia Military Institute under the direction of VMI Commandant of Cadets Lt. Col. Scott Ship, who had marched eighty miles in just four days to fight Sigel. When the two armies faced off at New Market, Breckinridge boldly announced, "I shall advance on him. We can attack and whip them here and we will do it!" As the general rode by the cadets he shouted, "Gentlemen, I trust I will not need your services today; but if I do, I know you will do your duty." The sharp fighting seesawed back and forth during a drenching rainstorm, and was not concluded until the cadets were dramatically inserted into the battle line to repulse a Federal attack and launch one of their own. The Confederate victory drove Union forces from the Valley, but they would return, reinforced and under new leadership, within a month. Before being repulsed, these Federals would march over the field at New Market and capture Staunton, burn VMI in Lexington (partly in retaliation for the cadets' participation at New Market), and very nearly capture Lynchburg. Operations in the Valley on a much larger scale that summer would permanently sweep the Confederates from the "Bread Basket of the Confederacy." Valley Thunder: The Battle of New Market is based upon years of primary research and a firsthand appreciation of the battlefield terrain. Knight's balanced and objective approach includes a detailed examination of the complex prelude leading up to the day of battle. His entertaining prose introduces a new generation of readers to a wide array of soldiers, civilians, and politicians who found themselves swept up in one of the war's most gripping engagements.

Historical Parallels (Hardcover): Charles Knight and Co Historical Parallels (Hardcover)
Charles Knight and Co
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Historical Parallels (Paperback): Charles Knight and Co Historical Parallels (Paperback)
Charles Knight and Co
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Passages of a Working Life During Half a Century; Volume II (Paperback): Charles Knight Passages of a Working Life During Half a Century; Volume II (Paperback)
Charles Knight
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Passages of a Working Life During Half a Century; Volume II (Hardcover): Charles Knight Passages of a Working Life During Half a Century; Volume II (Hardcover)
Charles Knight
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Passages of a Working Life During Half a Century; Volume II (Hardcover): Charles Knight Passages of a Working Life During Half a Century; Volume II (Hardcover)
Charles Knight
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Half Hours with the Best Authors (Paperback): Charles Knight Half Hours with the Best Authors (Paperback)
Charles Knight
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Capital and Labour; (Paperback): Charles Knight Capital and Labour; (Paperback)
Charles Knight
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Knowledge Is Power - A View of the Productive Forces of Modern Society, and the Results of Labour, Capital, and Skill... Knowledge Is Power - A View of the Productive Forces of Modern Society, and the Results of Labour, Capital, and Skill (Paperback)
Charles Knight
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Once Upon a Time; Volume 2 (Paperback): Charles Knight Once Upon a Time; Volume 2 (Paperback)
Charles Knight
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Shakespeare's Plays with His Life - Romeo and Juliet. Othello. Hamlet. Macbeth. King Lear. Cymbeline. Timon of Athens.... Shakespeare's Plays with His Life - Romeo and Juliet. Othello. Hamlet. Macbeth. King Lear. Cymbeline. Timon of Athens. Coriolanus. Julius Caesar. Anthony and Cleopatra. Troilus and Cressida. Titus Andronicus. Pericles (Paperback)
William Shakespeare; Created by John Payne Collier; Charles Knight
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The Complete Works of Shakespeare, from the Original Text - Carefully Collated and Compared with the Editions of Halliwell,... The Complete Works of Shakespeare, from the Original Text - Carefully Collated and Compared with the Editions of Halliwell, Knight, and Colloer: With Historical and Critical Introductions, and Notes to Each Play; And a Life of the Great Dramatist: 2 (Paperback)
William Shakespeare, Charles Knight, J O 1820-1889 Halliwell-Phillipps
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The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems of William Shakspere - V.3 (Paperback): William Shakespeare, Charles Knight The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems of William Shakspere - V.3 (Paperback)
William Shakespeare, Charles Knight
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The Standard Edition of the Pictorial Shakspere - V.6 (Paperback): Charles Knight, William Shakespeare The Standard Edition of the Pictorial Shakspere - V.6 (Paperback)
Charles Knight, William Shakespeare
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The English Cyclopaedia; Volume 4 (Paperback): Charles Knight The English Cyclopaedia; Volume 4 (Paperback)
Charles Knight
R528 Discovery Miles 5 280 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Popular History of England; An Illustrated History of Society and Government from the Earliest Period to Our Own Times - 3... The Popular History of England; An Illustrated History of Society and Government from the Earliest Period to Our Own Times - 3 (Paperback)
Charles Knight
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Knight's Cyclop´┐Żdia of London, 1851 (Paperback): Charles Knight Knight's Cyclop´┐Żdia of London, 1851 (Paperback)
Charles Knight
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The History of England from the Commencement of the 19th Century to the Crimean War; Volume 2 (Paperback): Harriet Martineau,... The History of England from the Commencement of the 19th Century to the Crimean War; Volume 2 (Paperback)
Harriet Martineau, Charles Knight, George L 1798-1866 Craik
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Knight's Quarterly Magazine; Volume 3 (Paperback): Charles Knight Knight's Quarterly Magazine; Volume 3 (Paperback)
Charles Knight
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Knowledge Is Power, a View of the Productive Forces of Modern Society (Paperback): Charles Knight Knowledge Is Power, a View of the Productive Forces of Modern Society (Paperback)
Charles Knight
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Studies of Shakspere - Forming a Companion Volume to Every Edition of the Text (Paperback): Charles Knight Studies of Shakspere - Forming a Companion Volume to Every Edition of the Text (Paperback)
Charles Knight
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The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakspere - The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakspere; Volume 3 (Paperback):... The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakspere - The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakspere; Volume 3 (Paperback)
William Shakespeare, Charles Knight
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A History of the Thirty Years' Peace, A.D. 1816-1846; Volume 2 (Paperback): Harriet Martineau, Charles Knight A History of the Thirty Years' Peace, A.D. 1816-1846; Volume 2 (Paperback)
Harriet Martineau, Charles Knight
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Works - Macbeth. Timon of Athens. Hamlet. Troilus and Cressida. Cymbeline. Coriolanus. Julius Caesar. Antony and Cleopatra.... Works - Macbeth. Timon of Athens. Hamlet. Troilus and Cressida. Cymbeline. Coriolanus. Julius Caesar. Antony and Cleopatra. Titus Andronicus. Pericles. Venus and Adonis. the Rape of Lucrece. Sonnets. a Lover's Complaint. the Passionate Pilgrim. Verses Amon (Paperback)
Charles Knight
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Knight's Cyclop´┐Żdia of London, 1851 (Paperback): Charles Knight Knight's Cyclop´┐Żdia of London, 1851 (Paperback)
Charles Knight
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