Forts Henry and Donelson

The Key to the Confederate Heartland

  • Author(s): Cooling, Benjamin Franklin
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  • Imprint: Univ Tennessee Press
  • Publication Date: 0000-00-00
  • Status: Active
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“Cooling has written the definitive history of what a number of historians (including the late Bell I. Whitley) regard as the climatic campaign of the Civil War in the West. Thoroughly researched and judiciously presented, the Cooling study ably fills a longstanding need for a scholarly interpretation of the first clash between Generals Sidney Johnston and U.S. Grant.—James I. Robertson, Jr., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

“This book ought to assure Benjamin Franklin Cooling his proper recognition as one of the foremost current historians of the American Civil War. It features first-rate strategic and tactical history exceptionally well integrated into analyses of economic mobilization and politics.”—Russell F. Weigley, Temple University