Tullahoma: The Forgotten Campaign that Changed the Civil War, June 23 - July 4, 1863

Narrated by:
Al Kessel

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
June 2021
15 hours 11 minutes
July 1863 was a momentous month in the Civil War. News of Gettysburg and Vicksburg electrified the North and devastated the South. Sandwiched geographically between those victories and lost in the heady tumult of events was news that William S. Rosecrans's Army of the Cumberland had driven Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee entirely out of Middle Tennessee. The brilliant campaign nearly cleared the state of Rebels and changed the calculus of the Civil War in the Western Theater. Despite its decisive significance, few people even today know of these events. The publication of Tullahoma: The Forgotten Campaign that Changed the Course of the Civil War, June 23-July 4, 1863 by award-winning authors David A. Powell and Eric J. Wittenberg, forever rectifies that oversight.

Powell and Wittenberg mined hundreds of archival and firsthand accounts to craft a splendid study of this overlooked campaign that set the stage for the Battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, the removal of Rosecrans and Bragg from the chessboard of war, the elevation of Ulysses S. Grant to command all Union armies, and the early stages of William T. Sherman's Atlanta Campaign. Tullahoma-one of the most brilliantly executed major campaigns of the war-was pivotal to Union success in 1863 and beyond. And now listeners will know precisely why.
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Scott F.

I loved this audio book. I knew virtually nothing about this campaign in middle Tennessee and this book had great information and was well researched. The narrator was great and easy to listen too. The many skirmishes and battles surrounding the Tullahoma Campaign, as well as logistics, brigade maneuvering and the political aspects of both armies are discussed. Details about the Generals involved on both sides, their careers and their histories are presented. Wilder's Lightning Brigade and the raids of John H. Morgan, Earl Van Dorn and Nathen B. Forest are discussed. The challenges of each armies cavalry, General Rosecran's innovations and many details about that time in Tennessee are in the book. What I loved about the audio book is that I could listen to it while driving to work every morning. It just makes me want to read more books by these authors. I feel like I just took a college course in The Tullahoma Campaign. I highly recommend getting a copy or buying the audio version of the book. Its is excellent.

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