The Commanders of Chancellorsville

The Commanders of Chancellorsville

[the Gentleman Vs. the Rogue]

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As equally matched in skill as they were opposite in personality, the brash Union Gen. Joseph Hooker boasted of a sure defeat of the reserved Gen. Robert E. Lee. "I've got Robert E. Lee right where I want him, and even God Himself cannot stop me from destroying him," Boasted Hooker. Yet the battle of Chancellorsville stands as Lee's greatest triumph.

The story of the two generals has never been explored as it is here. "Fighting Joe" Hooker was brilliant, but also profane, bombastic, and his army so undisciplined that their pursuit of camp "followers" spawned the modern euphemism for prostitute. Robert E. Lee, equally gifted was known as the definitive devout, self-controlled Southern gentleman, leading an army that was exhausted, underfed, and outmanned. Chancellorsville stands not just as a pivotal battle of the Civil War but as the personal war between two warriors - stalking, striking, and counter-striking their way to ultimate victory or defeat.



Thomas Nelson

As equally matched in skill as they were opposite in personality, the brash Union Gen. Joseph Hooker boasted of a sure defeat of the reserved Gen. Robert E. Lee. "I've got Robert E. Lee right where I want him, and even God Himself cannot stop me from destroying him," Boasted Hooker. Yet the battle of Chancellorsville stands as Lee's greatest triumph.

The story of the two generals has never been explored as it is here. "Fighting Joe" Hooker was brilliant, but also profane, bombastic, and his army so undisciplined that their pursuit of camp "followers" spawned the modern euphemism for prostitute. Robert E. Lee, equally gifted was known as the definitive devout, self-controlled Southern gentleman, leading an army that was exhausted, underfed, and outmanned. Chancellorsville stands not just as a pivotal battle of the Civil War but as the personal war between two warriors - stalking, striking, and counter-striking their way to ultimate victory or defeat.


Chancellorsville stands not just as a pivotal battle of the Civil War but as the personal war between two warriors - stalking, striking, and counter-striking their way to ultimate victory or defeat.

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Subtitled "The Gentleman vs. the Rogue," this volume tells the story of the aristocratic and reserved Confederate General Robert E. Lee and the brash and brilliant Union General Joseph Hooker, who squared off in May, 1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Longacre portrays this pivotal military engagement through the eyes of Lee and Hooker, thus illuminating their contrasting personal and professional qualities. The volume is illustrated with b&w maps and historical photographs. Longacre is a civilian historian for the U.S. Air Force. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Nashville : Rutledge Hill Press, c2005
ISBN: 9781401601423
1401601421
Characteristics: viii, 342 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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