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Die Slag van Monroe se kruispad en die laaste veldtog van die Burgeroorlog, Eric Wittenberg

Die Slag van Monroe se kruispad en die laaste veldtog van die Burgeroorlog, Eric Wittenberg

Die Slag van Monroe se kruispad en die laaste veldtog van die burgeroorlog, Eric Wittenberg

Die Slag van Monroe se kruispad en die laaste veldtog van die Burgeroorlog, Eric Wittenberg

Die slag van Monroe's Crossroads was die laaste groot ruiterslag van die Amerikaanse burgeroorlog, en het laat in Sherman se seëvierende opmars deur die hart van die Konfederasie plaasgevind. Dit het gesien hoe die Konfederale kavallerie van Wade Hampton die te selfversekerde Unie-magte van Hugh Judson Kilpatrick in 'n hinderlaag beland het (een van die vele kavalleriebevelvoerders van die Unie was nie daartoe in staat nie). Aanvanklik het die Konfederate alles op hul eie manier gehad, en Kilpatrick gedwing om uit sy woonplekke te vlug toe hulle sy kamp oorrompel het, maar die Konfederate kon nie hul volle sukses benut nie, Kilpatrick het sy manne byeengeroep en die geveg eindig duidelik Unie -oorwinning.

Kilpatrick het nie 'n vreeslike indrukwekkende reputasie as kavalleriebevelvoerder gehad nie, en is by Monroe se kruispad by meer as een keer uitgevang, maar het duidelik nie uit sy foute geleer nie. Hy kon nie behoorlike pakkies op sy kampeerplek by Monroe's Crossroads plaas nie, en gevolglik het Wade Hampton 'n seldsame kans gekry om 'n hinderlaag van 'n hele vyandelike bevel uit te voer. Wittenberg spoor die twee manspad na die kruispad, kyk na die aanvalsplan van Hampton en neem ons dan in die stryd self. 'N Deel van die Konfederale mag het daarin geslaag om die troepe van die Unie heeltemal onverhoeds te vang, met baie mans nog in hul tente, maar in hierdie stadium word Hampton se eie beplanning verdag. Hy het nie 'n behoorlike ondersoek van die gebied gelas nie, en sommige van sy troepe was bedoel om deur te gaan, en gevolglik het 'n groot deel van sy bevel in 'n moeras vasgesit en kon hy nie die regte rol speel in die aanval nie. Ons gaan dan oor na die indrukwekkende reaksie van Kilpatrick - nadat hy uit sy woonplek ontsnap het, het hy daarin geslaag om sy bevel te versamel en 'n teenaanval te voer wat die Konfederate uiteindelik gedwing het om terug te trek.

Wittenberg gaan dan voort om die laaste paar dae van die oorlog te volg, en kyk na die impak wat die geveg op die laaste paar gevegte van Sherman se veldtog gehad het. Daar is miskien 'n neiging om die impak van Hampton se vroeë sukses by Monroe's Crossroads op die veldtog te beklemtoon, wat sonder 'n ander Konfederale oorwinning eindig. Ek sou sê die skrywer is ook iemand wat onder die indruk is van die aanvanklike sukses van die Konfederasie in die geveg, wat veel meer te make gehad het met die nalatigheid van Kilpatrick as by Hampton se planne, maar andersins is dit 'n muurgebalanseerde weergawe van 'n relatief obskure, maar interessante burgerlike Oorlogstryd.

Hoofstukke
1 - Hugh Judson Kilpatrick en sy Federale Dragoons
2 - Wade Hampton en sy Konfederale Kavaliers
3 - 'n Seker teken van dinge wat kom
4 - Groping in the Dark
5 - 'Ons val op die kamp soos 'n klein lawine'
6-'Een van die wonderlikste ontmoetings wat ek ooit beleef het'
7 - Die nadraai
8 - 'n Kritieke beoordeling

Skrywer: Eric Wittenberg
Uitgawe: Sagteband
Bladsye: 360
Uitgewer: Savas Beatie
Jaar: 2015



Kruispad na burgeroorlog

Kruispad na burgeroorlog: Libanon 3de uitgawe deur Kamal S. Salibi (skrywer) aangehaal deur: Geskryf deur personeellede van die Burgeroorlogskommissie in Georgia, Barry L.

Brown en Gordon R. Elwell, hierdie volkleur-uitgawe van Crossroads of Conflict is 'n bygewerkte en aansienlik uitgebreide weergawe van die gids wat deur die staat Georgia in Crossroads of Conflict vrygestel is, geografies gerangskik, wat die staat in nege Crossroads to Civil War-boek verdeel streke.

Vanaf die noordooste van Georgië word die plekke wes na oos gevolg, /5 (23). Oor die algemeen word baie inligting gegee, sonder om in besonderhede in te gaan, wat toon dat die doel van die boek hoofsaaklik daarop gemik is om die leser 'n algemene blik te gee op die begin van die Libanese burgeroorlog.

Dit is waarskynlik ook deels te wyte aan die feit dat Salibi klaar geskryf het met die skryf van hierdie boek in/5. Die boek is 'n onmisbare reisgenoot. " - Brandon H. Beck, direkteur, McCormick Burgeroorlog Instituut, Shenandoah Universiteit" Kruispad van konflik sal ongetwyfeld 'n kosbare besitting wees vir diegene wat graag historiese plekke wil besoek en moontlik 'n seën vir toerisme in Georgië sal wees. . "/5 (2).

Hierdie reeks bevat gedetailleerde oorsigte van minder bekende, maar nog steeds belangrike burgeroorloggevegte. Brice's Crossroads word beskou as die grootste oorwinning van Nathan Bedford Forrest, en hierdie skraal volume verduidelik presies hoe dit gedoen is.

'N Goeie metgesel as u die slagveld wil besoek/5 (13). Crossroads to Civil War deur Kamal S. Salibi, Ithaca Press-uitgawe, in Engels Aangehaal deur: Hierdie reeks bevat gedetailleerde oorsigte Crossroads to Civil War-boek, minder bekende, maar nog steeds belangrike burgeroorloggevegte.

Brice's Crossroads word beskou as die grootste oorwinning van Nathan Bedford Forrest, en hierdie skraal volume verduidelik presies hoe dit gedoen is. 'N Goeie metgesel as u die slagveld wil besoek /5 (13). Kruispad van konflik boek. Lees 2 resensies van Crossroads to Civil War, die wêreld se grootste gemeenskap vir lesers.

Die impak van die Burgeroorlog op Crossroads to Civil War boek was groter as enige o /5. Die Slag by Monroe's Crossroads, wat 14 myl wes van die kruispad na die burgeroorlog -boek Fayetteville, Noord -Carolina, gevoer het, was die laaste grootskaalse kavallerie -betrokkenheid van die kruispad by die burgeroorlog.

Teen dagbreek van 9 Maart val mans van Wade Hampton en Joe Wheeler Judson Kilpatrick se onbewaakte, slaapende /5 (17) aan. Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam: The Battle that Changed the Verloop van die Burgeroorlog ondersoek die eerste Crossroads to Civil War boek van die oorlog wat gelei het tot die slag van Antietam en die gevolge wat dit sielkundig en polities op die land en die wêreld gehad het. 4/5.

Konfederale vlaglyn. $ Voeg by mandjie. Konfederale vlootjak/gevegte katoen - 3'x5 'vlag. $ Voeg by mandjie. Onlangse produkte. Valor in Grey: Die ontvangers van die Konfederale Erepenning. $ Voeg by mandjie. Ongekonstrueerde Virginia Stick Flag -. Die Slag van Monroe's Crossroads is een van die verpligtinge wat elke burgeroorlogliefhebber behoort te ken, veral vanweë die blote waansin en waarde van die verhaal.

Wade Hampton, Joe Wheeler en die Konfederale kavallerie het 'n missie: om Judson Kilpatrick/5 te vang. Dit was die kruispad van ons wese, en dit was 'n helse kruispad: die lyding, die enorme tragedie van die hele saak. ”- Shelby Foote, uit The Civil War Toe die geïllustreerde uitgawe van The Civil War vir die eerste keer gepubliseer is, The New York Time het dit beskou as ''n skat vir die oog en die gees'.

Antietam: Crossroads of Freedom het een van die skaars boeke geword. Ek het dit 'n paar jaar gelede gelees en geniet, maar het dit nou net weer gelees as deel van die reeks 'Let's Talk about it: Making Sense of the American Civil War' wat ek hier al genoem het.

'N Virginia -meisie in die burgeroorlog $ Voeg kruispunte by die burgeroorlog -boekkar Aaron's Rod Blossoming $ Voeg in die mandjie America History for Home Schools, toMet 'n fokus op ons burgeroorlog $ Add to cart Beyond Slavery: The Northern Romantic Nationalist Origins of America's Civil Oorlog $ In winkelwagen Bringing the Black Robed Regiment terug - Bespreek $ Voeg in mandjie.

Boek is in tipiese gebruikte-goeie toestand. Daar sal tekens van slytasie op die omslag en/of bladsye verskyn. Daar kan onderstreep, beklemtoon en of geskryf word. Dit mag nie aanvullende items insluit nie (soos skywe, toegangskodes, stofomslag, ens.).

Sal 'n goeie leesstuk wees. Kruispad na burgeroorlog: LEBANON Deur Kamal S. Salibi - Hardeband. Gedetailleerde Minutiae van [Soldaatlewe] in die weermag van [Noord -Virginia] [Volledige oudioboek] Richard Wayne Lykes | Oorlog en militêr | Oudioboek vol, onverkorte Sherman's. Hy publiseer beide 'n geleerde boek, Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam en 'n geskiedenis van die Amerikaanse burgeroorlog vir kinders, Fields of Fury.

McPherson het This Mighty Scourge gepubliseer in 'n reeks opstelle oor die Amerikaanse burgeroorlog. Een opstel beskryf die groot moeilikheidsgraad van onderhandeling wanneer regime -verandering 'n oorlogsdoel is aan weerskante van 'n werk: Battle Cry of Freedom (), For Cause.

Die Battle of Davis's Cross Roads, ook bekend as die Battle of Dug Gap, is 10-11 September, in die noordweste van Georgië, gevoer as deel van die Chickamauga -veldtog van die Amerikaanse burgeroorlog.

Dit was meer 'n reeks maneuvers en skermutselings as 'n werklike geveg en slagoffers was: Dade County, Georgia en Walker County. Die Slag van Monroe se kruispad het min invloed op die uitkoms van die oorlog, maar dit bied 'n uitstekende studie van die burgeroorlogse kavallerietaktiek.

Hierdie boek beeld die ongewoon dapperheid van ruiters in blou en grys uit, en versterk Wittenberg se reputasie as 'n vooraanstaande kroniekskrywer van kavallerieverhoudings in die burgeroorlog. Oorspronklik gepubliseer in die Junie -uitgawe van Civil War Times.

Klik hier om in te teken. The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads (ook bekend as die Battle of Fayetteville Road, en in die noorde as Kilpatrick's Shirttail Skedaddle) was 'n geveg tydens die Carolinas -veldtog van die Amerikaanse burgeroorlog in Cumberland County, Noord -Carolina (nou in Hoke County), op die terrein van die hedendaagse Fort Bragg Military, het ongeveer 4 mans opgegaan: Plek: Hoke County, naby Fayetteville, Noord -Carolina.

"Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam" deur James M. McPherson Die groot historikus James McPherson bied sy verslag van Antietam, die woeste burgeroorlog, aan. Die Konfederale oorwinning by Brices Cross Roads was 'n beduidende oorwinning vir generaal -majoor Nathan Bedford Forrest, maar die langtermyn effek daarvan op die oorlog was duur vir die Konfederate.

Brices Cross Roads is 'n uitstekende voorbeeld om die stryd te wen, maar die oorlog te verloor. Daar is meer aan Brices Cross Roads as net die monument.

Bethany Cemetery, aangrensend aan die National Park Service -monument, dateer voor die Amerikaanse burgeroorlog. Baie van die vroegste setlaars in die gebied word hier begrawe.

Die grafte van meer as 90 Konfederale soldate wat op die kruispaaie vermoor is, is ook in die begraafplaas van Bethany geleë. Federale soldate is begrawe in Location: Near Baldwyn, Mississippi, 34 ° 30 ′ ″ N.

Kry dit uit 'n biblioteek. Kruispad van konflik: 'n gids vir burgeroorlog -terreine in Georgië. [Barry L Brown Gordon R Elwell Vince Dooley Georgia Civil War Commission.] - Gebaseer op 'n omvattende opname van plekke wat deur die Georgia Civil War Commission in Crossroads of Conflict geïdentifiseer is, dek historiese terreine in detail, wat die ervaring van die oorlog tot gevolg het.

Alexandria: Kruispad van burgeroorlog wat vandag jare gelede begin het. Wat lees u tydens die verblyf by die huis. As u 'n burgeroorlogliefhebber is, wil u twee boeke deur die plaaslike skrywer en geskiedeniskenner William S. lees: Mary Ann Barton. Die topverkoper-skrywer en bekroonde burgeroorlogkenner Stephen W.

Sears, wat deur The New York Times Book Review geprys word as "waarskynlik die vooraanstaande lewende historikus van die oostelike teater van die oorlog", bewerk wat die toets van die tyd sal deurstaan ​​as die definitiewe geskiedenis van die grootste geveg wat ooit op Amerikaanse bodem gevoer is.

Sears, gebaseer op jare se navorsing, fokus op die geheelbeeld en maak die geheel vas. Die NOOK -boek (e -boek) van The Marching Through Culpeper: A Novel of Culpeper, Virginia, Crossroads of the Civil War deur Virginia Beard Morton by Barnes en weens COVID kan bestellings vertraag word.

Dankie vir u: Virginia Beard Morton. Soek die wêreld se mees omvattende indeks van volteksboeke. My biblioteek Ontbreek: Burgeroorlog.

Home Confluence & Crossroads - The Civil War in the American Heartland History of the 24th New Jersey Regiment Volunteers Reference URL To link to the. Burgeroorlog hardeband boek "Crisis at the Crossroads - The First Day at Gettysburg" deur Warren W.

Hassler. Hierdie boek is al meer as 10 jaar in my persoonlike biblioteek en is nog steeds in 'n uitstekende, soos nuwe toestand, insluitend die stofomslag (toegedraai in 'n beskermende plastiekbaadjie).

'N Herdruk van die oorspronklike persgradering van die Universiteit van Alabama: % positief. James McPherson het gepraat oor sy boek, Crossroads of Freedom. Hierdie boek fokus op die Slag van Antietam, wat nie net die bloedigste geveg in die Amerikaanse burgeroorlog was nie, maar ook in die Amerikaanse geskiedenis. Verken die burgeroorlog op die tuisfront en slagvelde van hierdie grensgebied, waar leërs geveg het op plekke genaamd Antietam en Gettysburg, waar verdeelde lojaliteite gesinne en gemeenskappe verdeel het en waar vryheid nuwe betekenis gekry het.

James McPherson's Crossroads of Freedom James McPherson se boek, Crossroads of Freedom, is 'n oorlogsverslag van die geveg in Antietam, wat beskou word as die gewelddadigste, bloedigste dag in die Amerikaanse geskiedenis.

Daar is honderde boeke wat oor oorloë in Amerika praat. Volgens wat ek aanlyn gelees het, lyk dit na 'n baie deeglike en gedetailleerde boek wat Forrest se veldtogte gedurende die oorlog dek.

Maar ek sien die Battle at Brice's Crossroads nie in die inhoudsopgawe nie, tensy dit onder 'n ander naam in die inhoud staan. Ek kan nie dink dat hierdie boek so gedetailleerd is om die Battle of Brice's net uit te laat nie. Die Battle of Rome Cross Roads, ook bekend as Battle of Rome Crossroads, skermutseling by Rome Crossroads, of Action at Rome Cross-Roads was deel van die Atlanta-veldtog van die American Civil, wat in Gordon County, Georgia, 'n entjie wes van Calhoun, Georgia, op Die stryd was 'n beperkte verbintenis tussen Union Army -eenhede van die Army of the Tennessee Location: Gordon County, Georgia, naby.

In Crossroads of Freedom beskryf die mees vooraanstaande burgeroorloghistorikus van Amerika, James M. McPherson, 'n meesterlike weergawe van hierdie belangrike stryd, die gebeure wat daartoe gelei het en die gevolge daarvan. Soos McPherson toon, was die voortbestaan ​​van die Verenigde State teen September in twyfel/5 (4).

Dit is vir een lot van 4 sagtebandboeke oor die burgeroorlog: The Battle of Brice's Crossroads (Battles of Mississippi Series) deur Claude Gentry, 26 bladsye.

"Co. Aytch" - Maury Grays First Tennessee Regiment, of 'n byvertoning van die groot show deur Sam Watkins.pages Verkopergradering: % positief.

In Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam James M. McPherson beskryf die gruwelike gebeure van daardie bloedige dag, terwyl hy ook 'n bondige oorsig van die burgeroorlog bied. Hierdie oorsig bevat nie net 'n uiteensetting van die belangrikste gebeurtenisse nie, maar kyk ook baie na die filosofiese en politieke kwessies wat die oorlog aangewakker het.

KRUISPAD VAN VRYHEID: Antietam Die stryd wat die verloop van die burgeroorlog verander het James M. McPherson, skrywer.

Oxford Universiteit. $ 26 (p) ISBN. [Slag van Monroe se Pdf en die burgeroorlog se laaste veldtog deur Eric J. Wittenberg. (El Dorado Hills, CA: Savas Beatie,). Pp. $, Hardeband, foto's, 29 kaarte, aantekeninge,)]] Op Maa is 'n groot ruiterslag geveg op 'n modderige, onbeskryflike kruising wes van Fayetteville, Noord -Carolina.

Hierdie bespreking vind plaas op 26 April om 20:00 op Twitter #CWM Hierdie week lees ons hoofstuk 5 in Caroline Janney se boek, Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation, wat fokus op die vroeë evolusie van die Lost Cause -verhaal. Die e-boek van die Red River Campaign was een van generaal-generaal Ulysses S.

Grant se inisiatiewe om druk op e -boek op die Konfederale leërs uit te oefen langs vyf afsonderlike fronte van Louisiana tot Virginia. Benewens die verslaan van die verdedigende Konfederale weermag, het die veldtog ook probeer om katoenwinkels van plantasies langs die rivier in beslag te neem en steun te verleen aan regerings wat pro-unie in Louisiana was.


Resensie: Slag van Monroe se kruispad en die burgeroorlog se laaste veldtog

Eric Wittenberg versterk sy posisie as ons beste burgeroorlog-kavalerieskrywer, wat voortgaan met die vervaardiging van hoogstaande, goed nagevorsde, leesbare geskiedenis wat insiggewend en lekker is. Om Savas Beatie as sy uitgewer te gebruik, is 'n 'Dream Team' vir entoesiaste. Kaarte, kaarte en meer kaarte verseker dat u nooit verlore gaan nie en sal onmiddellik verstaan ​​wat die herwinning van die gewere beteken. Die lys illustrasies is een en 'n half bladsye, die lys kaarte is twee en 'n half bladsye. Dit word duidelik gestel dat beide die skrywer en die uitgewer verstaan ​​wat mooi is, illustrasies en wat nodig is, kaarte. Aangesien die meeste van ons nooit in Fort Bragg sal instap om die slagveld te loop nie, kan die kaarte ons goed oriënteer en in posisie hou.

Die boek is goed nagevors, voetnote en volledig binne die tyd wat ons oorweeg. Die konfrontasie tussen Hampton en Kilpatrick buite die Bennett -huis, vang die mans, hul gevoelens en die tyd vas. Dit bied 'n logiese begin van die verhaal, selfs al gebeur dit aan die einde. Terwyl die leser duidelike, bondige portrette van die belangrikste figure bied, word die ondersteunende rol nie geïgnoreer nie. Die sterk- en swakpunte van elke Kavalleriekrag word duidelik beskryf. Hierdie inleiding gee ons die nodige agtergrond om die diepte van gevoel en desperaatheid te verstaan ​​wat bydra tot die stryd.

Weer en terrein sameswering om te verhinder dat beide kante 'n deurdrenkte hel vir mens en dier bou. Dit het 'n groot impak op die veldtog en die stryd, en word 'n verhaal in die verhaal. Die leër van J.E. Johnston moet oor die Cape Fear River gaan, Hampton se kavallerie probeer hierdie beweging afskerm en Sherman se weermag vertraag. Judson Kilpatrick, wat byna by verstek bevel van Sherman se kavalerie het, probeer om by Hampton uit te kom terwyl hy die soekende partye van Sherman beskerm en treine voorsien.

Kilpatrick laat sy kavallerie toe om uit te brei, erg geskei te word en beskerm nie die benaderings tot die kampe nie. Wade Hampton en Joe Wheeler bied 'n geleentheid om 'n deel van die bevel van Kilpatrick aan te val. Die gevolglike stryd wat deur veterane gevoer is, is 'n opstaangeveg, terwyl geen van die partye 'n tree terugneem nie. Eric Wittenberg verduidelik wat die bevelvoerders verkeerd doen en waar hulle beheer verloor. Dit lei tot 'n verstaanbare naaldwerk-gevegsverhaal as die eerste kant en as die ander aanvalle. Hier is die gedetailleerde kaarte net so waardevol soos die skryfwerk, en die leser raak nooit verlore nie. Die kaarte en teks ondersteun ons altyd en hou die vloei van die stryd duidelik.

Hierdie boek plaas die stryd binne die veldtog en die oorlog, sodat ons die baie komplekse vraag "Wie het gewen?" Die laaste hoofstukke dek die gevolge van die geveg, wat dit aan en vir Johnston en Sherman gedoen het, en gee ons 'n blik op die deelnemer se latere lewe. 'N Slagorde en 'n gedetailleerde lys van oorsaaklikhede voltooi die geskiedenis van die geveg.

Bylaag C & amp; D, beantwoord vrae wat tegnies nie deel uitmaak van die geveg nie, maar wat daarmee verband hou. Albei bied ons items van menslike belang en maak die verhaal persoonlik en volledig. Die een handel oor wie die vrou in die hoofkwartier van Kilpatrick was en die ander van Joe Fighters se rang "Fighting".

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Gemeenskapsresensies

Die Slag van Monroe & aposs Crossroads is een van die verbintenisse wat elke burgeroorlogliefhebber behoort te ken, veral vanweë die blote gekke en verhaalwaarde. Wade Hampton, Joe Wheeler en die Konfederale kavallerie het 'n missie: om Judson Kilpatrick te vang. Hampton en Wheeler versamel hul kragte om die daad te doen terwyl Kilpatrick op pad is na Monroe en Aposs Crossreads op 'n taamlik ongewone manier vir 'n kavallerie -generaal. Die niksvermoedende Kilpatrick rus sy kop in die skoot van sy voorliefde Alice The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads is een van die verlowing wat elke burgeroorlogliefhebber behoort te ken, hoofsaaklik vanweë sy blote gekke en verhaalvertelling. Wade Hampton, Joe Wheeler en die Konfederale kavallerie het 'n missie: om Judson Kilpatrick te vang. Hampton en Wheeler versamel hul kragte om die daad te doen terwyl Kilpatrick op pad is na Monroe's Crossreads op 'n taamlik ongewone manier vir 'n kavallerie -generaal. Die niksvermoedende Kilpatrick rus sy kop in die skoot van sy meester Alice, ('n 'Yankee -onderwyser', wat Wittenberg na raming ongeveer 50 jaar oud is) met sy voete by die venster van sy wa hang.

Terwyl Kilpatrick saam met Alice in die slaapkamer op die boonste verdieping van die Monroe -huis oornag, sy personeel op die onderste verdieping en sy manne rustig in die tuin slaap, vorm die konfederale troepe stil 'n ring om die huis en loods 'n verrassingsaanval. Die vakbondmanne word uit die erf verdryf terwyl Kilpatrick, wat die rumoer hoor, slaperig na benede dwaal en op die voorstoep geklee is, net in sy stertjie om twee konfederale offisiere te sien oplaai om die plek van generaal Kilpatrick te eis.

Wat gebeur volgende? Die oudste truuk in die boek, dit is wat gebeur. Kilpatrick wys na 'n ontvlugtende Federale en sê: 'Hy het die kant toe gegaan.' Ongelooflik val die Konfederate hierop, en gee Kilpatrick genoeg tyd om deur 'n moeras te hardloop. Direk daarna sluit die Konfederate die huis in, en die personeel van Kilpatrick vlug boontoe waar Alice hulle in haar slaapkamer wegsteek. Hierdie dame met verlaagde deug gaan dan af om die Konfederate te konfronteer. Sy vertel die soekers dat sy mans in haar slaapkamer gewond het en dat hulle nie ontsteld moet wees nie, en die Konfederate gehoorsaam beleefd, as sy die vrou van die huis is. So ontsnap Kilpatrick se personeel vaslegging.

Teen hierdie tyd bars 'n volskaalse nabygeveg oor die Monroe-erf uit terwyl die Unie-mans teenaanval. Terwyl Alice op die stoep instap, jaag 'n ridderlike Konfederale offisier, wat nog steeds dink dat sy die vrou van die huis is, om haar uit haar gevaar te red. Hy begelei haar na 'n sloot waar sy beskut is vir die vuur, maar 'n soldaat merk op dat sy 'n bewys is dat nuuskierigheid by vroue sterker is as die liefde vir die lewe, en sy steek haar kop uit om die aksie te sien.

Intussen vind Kilpatrick 'n paar van sy verstrooide manne, vind 'n saallose gejaag om te ry, en lei hulle terug in die geveg in een van die minste skilderagtige saamtrekke ooit, nog steeds in sy stert. Die teenaanval is suksesvol, die Monroe -huis is weer teruggeneem en eer word (soort) gered. Alice gaan terug na New England, en Kilpatrick, wat letterlik alles behalwe sy hemp verloor het, smeek Wade Hampton om sy geliefde perd Spot terug te gee. Met 'n ongelooflike spot, doen Hampton dit.

Alhoewel die leser ietwat verlore kan gaan in al die troepebewegings, is die basiese verhaal goed gelees. Daar moet regtig 'n 'populistiese' weergawe van hierdie verhaal wees, want nie almal sal deurdring na die goeie dele nie, maar die boek word steeds aanbeveel. . meer

Baie van my lesers is geen vreemdeling vir die goeie werk wat Eric J. Wittenberg gedurende sy loopbaan gepubliseer het nie, en dit is nog 'n toevoeging tot sy kavalkade van die burgeroorlog -akademie. Die uitgawe van 2015, wat oorspronklik in 2006 gepubliseer is, maak die werk in sagteband beskikbaar. The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads is 'n uitstekende studie van die laaste veldtog van die burgeroorlog. Die algemene idee is dat die burgeroorlog geëindig het met die oorgawe van generaal Lee tydens die Appomattox -veldtog en die skryf van baie van my lesers is geen vreemdelinge vir die goeie werk wat Eric J. Wittenberg gedurende sy loopbaan gepubliseer het nie, en dit is nog 'n toevoeging na sy kavalkade van die burgeroorlog -akademie. Die uitgawe van 2015, wat oorspronklik in 2006 gepubliseer is, maak die werk in sagteband beskikbaar. The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads is 'n uitstekende studie van die laaste veldtog van die burgeroorlog. Die algemene idee is dat die burgeroorlog geëindig het met die oorgawe van generaal Lee tydens die Appomattox -veldtog en dat die skrywe rondom Sherman wat Johnston se oorgawe aanvaar het, nie tereg behandel is nie. In hierdie werk kyk ons ​​na die maniere waarop die laaste veldtog die laaste en epiese gevolgtrekking was wat die burgeroorlog verdien het.
Eric J. Wittenberg is die skrywer van baie werke, waaronder The Devil's to Pay: John Buford in Gettysburg, Gettysburg's Forgotten Cavalry Action en Protecting the Flank in Gettysburg. Hy het vele ander talle werke saam met ander mede-outeurs geskryf, waaronder die beroemde Plenty of Blame to Go Around. Hy ontvang baie toekennings en is dikwels gekies as die geskiedenis- en militêre boekklubkieslys. Sommige van sy toekennings sluit in die 1998 Bachelder Coddington -toekenning en die Army Historical Foundation se Distinguished Writing Award. Hy word beskou as 'n gesag in die Burgeroorlog -kavallerie.
Die werk begin met 'n ongelooflike biografiese skets van Judson Kilpatrick wat ons in sy boek oor South Cavalry Field in Gettysburg te sien gekry het, maar word hier meer breedvoerig uiteengesit. Een van die hoogtepunte wat deur die hele werk van Wittenberg gesien is, is die manier waarop hy die politieke en militaristiese agtergrond van die karakters wat by die gevegte betrokke was, verduidelik. Ek vind dit veral goed gedoen toe ek oor Kilpatrick praat. Ek glo dat hy een van die meer vergete bevelvoerders van die oorlog is, en hier doen Wittenberg reg. Die verhaal van die geveg word gedoen in 'n goedgeskrewe, maklik om te volg styl, ondersteun deur foto's van die veld en kaarte. Een van die dinge wat my opgeval het toe ek deur sy strydanalise gelees het, was die humanistiese element wat hy na die geveg gebring het. As ek oor die kavalerie -aanklag praat, het dit gelyk asof die spanning van die vegters my as leser meer bereik as enige ander kavallerieklag wat in die burgeroorlogverslae beskryf word. Hierdie ruiterslag is, soos hierbo in die inleiding genoem, die laaste epiese gevolgtrekking wat die burgeroorlog verdien het. Ek kan aan geen ander skrywer dink wat so 'n goeie vertelling kon geskryf het om die gebeure hier te beskryf nie.
Ek beveel hierdie boek sterk aan vir almal wat belangstel in die laaste jaar van die burgeroorlog. Dit is 'n stryd waarvan die meeste mense normaalweg nie hoor nie, en as gevolg van hierdie puik werk deur Wittenberg, is dit aan die lig gebring. Die vertelling vloei baie goed met die gewone Wittenberg -styl wat ons almal leer ken en liefhet. Hierdie boek bewys dat Wittenberg werklik die gesag oor die burgeroorlogse kavallerie is en as sodanig vir hierdie generasie en die komende generasie beskou moet word.


Die Slag van Monroe's Crossroads, wat op 10 Maart 1865 geveg is, was een van die belangrikste, maar die minste bekende verbintenisse van die Carolinas -veldtog van William T. Sherman. Konfederale kavallerie, onder leiding van luitenant -generaal Wade Hampton en genl.maj. Joseph Wheeler, het 'n woeste verrassingsaanval geloods op die slaapkamp van genl.maj. Judson Kilpatrick, Sherman se kavalleriehoof. Na drie uur van die moeilikste kavaleriegevegte van die hele burgeroorlog, breek Hampton af en trek terug. Sy aanval het egter Kilpatrick se vordering gestop en nog 'n kosbare dag gekoop vir generaal -luitenant William J. Hardee om sy bevel uit Fayetteville te ontruim. Dit het Hardee op sy beurt toegelaat om by die bevel van genl Joseph E. Johnston aan te sluit en nege dae later die toneel vir die klimaatslag van Bentonville te wees.

Die opgemerkde burgeroorlog-skrywer Eric Wittenberg het die eerste gedetailleerde taktiese vertelling van hierdie belangrike, maar lank vergete stryd geskryf, en dit in die regte konteks binne die hele veldtog geplaas. Sy studie bevat 28 oorspronklike kaarte en 50 illustrasies. Uiteindelik het 'n bekende skrywer hierdie deel van die Carolinas -veldtog lewendig laat lewe.

Die prokureur van Ohio, Eric J. Wittenberg, is 'n bekende kavaleriehistorikus van die burgeroorlog en die skrywer van 'n paar dosyn boeke en twee dosyne artikels oor die burgeroorlog. Sy eerste boek, "Gettysburg's Forgotten Cavalry Actions", het die Bachelder-Coddington Literary Award in 1998 gewen.


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Alexandria: Kruispad van burgeroorlog wat vandag jare gelede begin het. Wat lees u tydens die tuisbly-bestelling? As u 'n burgeroorlogliefhebber is, wil u twee boeke deur die plaaslike skrywer en geskiedeniskenner William S. lees: Mary Ann Barton. Die topverkoper-skrywer en bekroonde burgeroorlogkenner Stephen W. Sears, wat deur The New York Times Book Review geprys word as "waarskynlik die vooraanstaande lewende historikus van die oostelike teater van die oorlog", vorm die toets van die tyd as die definitiewe geskiedenis van die grootste stryd ooit op Amerikaanse bodem. Sears, gebaseer op jare se navorsing, fokus op die geheelbeeld en maak die geheel vas.

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Klik hier om in te teken. The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads (also known as the Battle of Fayetteville Road, and colloquially in the North as Kilpatrick's Shirttail Skedaddle) was a battle during the Carolinas Campaign of the American Civil War in Cumberland County, North Carolina (now in Hoke County), on the grounds of the present day Fort Bragg Military ing about 4, men, it pitted mounted Location: Hoke County, near Fayetteville, North Carolina.

"Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam " by James M. McPherson The great historian James McPherson presents his account of Antietam, the savage Civil War .The Confederate victory at Brices Cross Roads was a significant victory for Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest, but its long term effect on the war proved costly for the Confederates.

Brices Cross Roads is an excellent example of winning the battle, but losing the war. There is more to Brices Cross Roads than just the monument site.


The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads and the Civil War's Final Campaign, Eric Wittenberg - History

This book provides a great rendering of an often overlooked piece of history. As Gen. Robert E. Lee was winding down his defense of Richmond and Petersburg before attempting to retreat into the Virginia countryside, there was still a lot of fighting going on in the Carolinas. By March 10, 1865, Sherman’s army had torn through South Carolina and was breathing down the neck of Fayetteville, North Carolina. It was there at Monroe’s Crossroads near the farm of Charles Monroe that the last major cavalry battle occurred. Only the most knowledgeable student of the American Civil War is familiar with this action, but more trivia buffs will have heard of it as “Kilpatrick’s Shirttail Skedaddle.”

At dawn on March 10, Confederate cavalry under Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton and Major Generals Joseph Wheeler and Matthew C. Butler struck the Yankee cavalry of Maj. Gen. Hugh Judson Kilpatrick, who had neglected to properly guard and picket the woods and swamps surrounding his camp. The surprise was so complete that Kilpatrick literally ran from the house – where he had been keeping company with a young woman simply remembered by history as “Alice” – in his bed clothes where he hopped a borrowed horse and fled into the swamp. The Confederates enjoyed a rare numerical advantage and would likely have achieved a complete victory had it not been for a topographical blunder that resulted in Wheeler’s men becoming bogged down in the swamp.

As it was, the barely clad Kilpatrick was able to regain his camp and claim victory – and attempt to regain some small amount of dignity – despite having fled in his underclothes and having left “Alice” to her own devices during the raid. The most important factor of this battle, however was not the technical nor tactical nature of victory based on who held the ground at the end of the day. Although, Hampton had a strong desire to capture and embarrass his old enemy, Kilpatrick, the larger goal was to cover the movements of the Confederate infantry as they navigated the crossing of the Cape Fear River. This allowed them to find favorable ground for what was to be their grand last stand at the Battle of Bentonville.


The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads and the Civil War's Final Campaign, Eric Wittenberg - History

In February of 1865, Union General Sherman and his Federal force of 60,000 men were moving from Columbia , South Carolina, north towards Charlotte , North Carolina, where Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston had assumed command of the Army of Tennessee. The only organized Confederate forces in the area were Lieutenant General William J. Hardee’s Infantry Corps of 8,000 and Lieutenant General Joseph Wheeler and Major General Matthew C. Butler’s Cavalry that were combined on March 8th under Lieutenant General Wade Hampton and totaled approximately 5,800.

Gen. Sherman chose to swing east towards Fayetteville to allow resupply from Wilmington , destroy the arsenal (now the site of the Museum of the Cape Fear ), threaten Raleigh and eventually link up with other Federal forces from the coast in Goldsboro . Gen. Sherman delayed indicating his intentions in the hope of trapping the Confederate forces on the west side of the Cape Fear River by beating them into Fayetteville and seizing the bridge. Major General Kilpatrick operated well forward and to the left of the main Federal force as if scouting the route to Charlotte, with the intention of turning east at the last possible moment.

Gen. Johnston hoped to use his cavalry to isolate a wing of Sherman ’s army and destroy it causing a delay in Sherman ’s movement, and allowing him to consolidate the Confederate forces. Thus, Lt. Gen. Wheeler and Maj. Gen.Butler were under order to attack the wing of Sherman ’s army should the opportunity present itself.

APPROACHING THE CAMP: MARCH 9, 1865

Hampered by rain and harassed by Confederate Patrols, Kilpatrick’s Division was strung out and scattered, but moving east along Morganton Road . The 1st Brigade, furthest back, had been instructed to proceed down Chicken Road in the hopes of blocking the Confederate Cavalry. Kilpatrick’s scouts entered the camp at Monroe ’s Crossroads in the morning and camped south of Nicholson Creek to await the rest of the Division. The 3rd and 4th Brigades as well as a section of artillery from the 10th Wisconsin Light Battery arrived next around 2100. Kilpatrick, his staff and a detail from the 3rd Brigade had stayed behind to direct the 2nd Brigade to follow along Morganton Road after it had closed up. Kilpatrick and his escort were also approaching the camp.

Butler’s advance guard arrived at the intersection of Yadkin and Morganton Roads. They noted that at least a mounted brigade had passed the spot very recently. As they discussed the situation, Kilpatrick’s advance guard also arrived at the intersection and was promptly captured. Kilpatrick and his escorts, following a short distance behind, narrowly made their escape through the woods to the south, skirting the Confederate units and reentering Morganton Road to the east where they proceeded on to the camp. The Union scouts had not detected the Confederate Cavalry thus leading Kilpatrick to believe that the incident at the intersection and the sporadic gunfire to the west was the result of a chance encounter with a Confederate patrol. Brevet Brigadier General Atkins and the 2nd Brigade, also moving east toward camp behind Kilpatrick came upon the rear of Butler ’s Division. They were undetected by the Confederates. Realizing the road ahead was blocked, they countermarched in order to find a way around. Soon the brigade was mired down in the swamp of Piney Bottom Creek. To the south, three divisions of Sherman ’s infantry entered Plank Road , and were also moving east.

Throughout the rainy night the Confederates scouted the Federal camp determining the exact location of each unit and their commands. Kilpatrick and his female companion, along with her mother and several other officers were quartered in the Monroe house (currently unoccupied). The Union officers were tired, wet, and confident that the war would soon end in their favor. They were not as diligent in their defense of the camp as they should have been. Guards had been set out in the direction of Fayetteville , but few to the west and none to the north where the Confederates were now approaching. Confederate Captain Shannon and his scouts succeeded in capturing the only guards to the west without a shot, leaving the entire north and west sides of the camp open to Confederate reconnaissance. The Confederate scouts were able to go right into the Union camp and lead horses away without being detected.

Hampton proposed a dawn attack led by Butler ’s Division from the north, Wheeler’s Corps from the northwest and Hume’s Division from the west across a small tributary of Nicholson Creek. Hampton further gave control of the battle to Wheeler to carry out as planned leaving himself and Brig. Gen. Dibrell in reserve.

To the east the Union 2nd Brigade had extracted themselves from the swamp and were moving again down Morganton Road . The Union 1st Brigade, farthest back, was just departing Bethesda Church moving toward Chicken Road .

Wheeler gave the command: “The Walk!” and the command moved out spurred on by the bugler. Wheeler shouted “The Trot!” and after a few short minutes “The Gallop!”. The full momentum of hundreds of gray horsemen in columns of regiments was now bearing down on the awakening Federals. They swept past the house and into the camp, firing pistols and slashing with sabers. The Confederate POWs were the first to realize an attack was underway and began to make their escape towards the attacking Confederates. Before they could be identified some were shot by their comrades. Many attacking Confederates were confused thinking the first line had been repulsed. The attack so surprised the Federals that they could do little more than flee south where the swamps of Nicholson Creek stopped their retreat. The Confederates completely overran the camp stopping only when the Federals seemed to be completely run off. The prospect of much loot in the camp became their primary concern. Turning back into the camp they encountered still more fleeing Federals. Confusion reigned and hand to hand combat was common.

“WHERE IS GENERAL KILPATRICK?”

During the night planning of the battle at least three Confederate officers developed plans for the capture of Kilpatrick. During the melee of the battle however, only Confederate Captain Bostick had the chance to carry out his orders. Kilpatrick had come out to the porch just before the attack, but was not yet in uniform. Captain Bostick rode up with the first wave of the attack and, not recognizing Kilpatrick, demanded “Where is General Kilpatrick?”. Kilpatrick, realizing his luck replied “There he goes on that horse!” and Bostick and his escort quickly rode off after an unfortunate officer who was making his escape down Blue’s Road. Kilpatrick ran for the cover of the woods and swamp to the south of camp, joining up with most of his units there.

CONFEDERATE RIGHT BOGS DOWN

Konfederale brig. Gen. Humes to the west had also attacked at the sound of the bugle, but was immediately repulsed by dense thicket and heavy fire from the Federal 1st Alabama Cavalry. This unit was in the southern portion of the camp, and had not received the brunt of the initial attack. Hume’s division, in their night maneuver to attack position had positioned themselves west of not one, but two of the tributaries to Nicholson Creek. He was now aware that they were attempting to attack across an impenetrable swamp. Humes ordered his attack to pull back and move north to find an easier crossing.

The Federal soldiers now floundering neck deep in the swamps south of camp broke off their flight and, encouraged by the arrival of Kilpatrick and other soldiers made their way back to the edge of the camp. As the Federal veterans began to organize their line and prepare the weapons they had instinctively grabbed in flight they were joined by Kilpatrick’s Scouts, who had camped south of Nicholson Creek and were now just arriving after hearing the gunfire.

CONFEDERATES SCRAMBLE FOR SUPPLIES

In camp, order was impossible to maintain as hundreds of hungry and ill-clothed Confederates intermingled in the confined area of the camp in a desperate attempt to collect food and supplies. Wheeler ordered some of his men to begin pulling away the guns, but this endeavor was stopped short as the rapid firing Spencer carbines of the reorganized Federal lines to the south began to take their toll on the Confederates in the camp. Unable to reorganize the scattered Confederate units in the camp, Wheeler sent for Dibrell to bring the reserve forward. As the Federals continued their advancing fire into the camp couriers soon returned to Wheeler with the news that Hampton had already brought the reserves onto the field, and they too were now scattered and useless to the Confederate commanders.


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In the confusion, First Lieutenant Ebenezer Stetson, commanding the Federal artillery section, managed to reach his 3 inch Hotchiss gun and fire. Inspired, the Federals surged forward and other gunners joined him. The Confederates reacted quickly, cutting down the exposed gunners and gathering together for a counterattack. Led by Wheeler, elements of Allen’s Division again charged into the camp only to meet a withering fire from the Federal carbines. The charge was broken off, reformed and another attempt was made only to be repulsed even more decisively than the first. Upon seeing Wheeler’s charges repulsed, Butler attempted his own with elements of Young’s Brigade but was met by a barrage of canister fire. Wheeler and Hampton quickly conferred and decided that in view of the probability that Federal Infantry would soon be on the scene withdrawal would be prudent. Exhaustion, lack of ammunition and no encouragement from their commanders prevented a Union pursuit.

Kilpatrick and his men hurriedly buried the dead and moved out traveling south on Blues Rosin Road to Plank Road and then east toward Fayetteville .

The Confederate Cavalry moved slowly into Fayetteville and established camp at the arsenal, allowing the wounded to be treated at local hospitals and homes. On the morning of March 11, with Sherman ’s army closing in, the Confederates evacuated Fayetteville and crossed the Cape Fear leaving a few Cavalry to burn the bridge as the Federals approached.

The Battle of Monroe’s Crossroads was over by 0900 on the morning of March 10, leaving perhaps 200 dead and a larger number of wounded and prisoners. Official reports and accounts written long after the war vary greatly in the numbers of casualties and captures.

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Recommended Reading : Battle of Monroe 's Crossroads and the Civil War's Final Campaign (Hardcover). Description: The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads, fought March 10, 1865, was one of most important but least known engagements of William T. Sherman's Carolinas Campaign. Confederate cavalry, led by Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton and Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler, launched a savage surprise attack on the sleeping camp of Maj. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick, Sherman 's cavalry chief. After three hours of some of the toughest cavalry fighting of the entire Civil War, Hampton broke off and withdrew. His attack, however, had stopped Kilpatrick's advance and bought another precious day for Lt. Gen. William J. Hardee to evacuate his command from Fayetteville . This, in turn, permitted Hardee to join the command of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston and set the stage for the climactic Battle of Bentonville nine days later. Continued below…

Noted Civil War author Eric Wittenberg has written the first detailed tactical narrative of this important but long-forgotten battle, and places it in its proper context within the entire campaign. His study features 28 original maps and 50 illustrations. Finally, an author of renown has brought to vivid life this overlooked portion of the Carolinas Campaign. About the Author: Ohio Attorney Eric J. Wittenberg is a noted Civil War cavalry historian and the author of some dozen books and two dozens articles on the Civil War. His first book, " Gettysburg 's Forgotten Cavalry Actions," won the 1998 Bachelder-Coddington Literary Award.


Wade Hampton and Judson Kilpatrick

Beginning in the spring of 1863, Wade Hampton and Judson Kilpatrick tangled on many a cavalry battlefield. By 1865, Hampton was a lieutenant general—THE highest-ranking cavalry officer in the history of the Confederacy—and Kilpatrick was Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s chief of cavalry for his Carolinas Campaign. These two old adversaries clashed on many a battlefield through the course of the war, but no engagement engendered more bitter feelings than did the March 10, 1865, battle of Monroe’s Crossroads.

At Monroe’s Crossroads, Hampton, with his division and Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler’s Cavalry Corps from the Army of Tennessee, in an effort to keep Kilpatrick’s cavalry tied up long enough for Lt. Gen. William J. Hardee’s infantry to make it across the Cape Fear River at Fayetteville, North Carolina, pounced on Kilpatrick’s sleeping camp. Overconfident, Kilpatrick failed to put out sufficient cavalry pickets, so the surprise attack by Hampton and Wheeler caught the Federals completely off guard. Kilpatrick was nearly captured and had to flee into a swamp barefoot and clad only in his nightshirt. Kilpatrick eventually rallied his troops and re-captured his camp after hard dismounted fighting. When Hampton learned that infantry reinforcements of the 14 th Corps were on their way, he broke off and withdrew, his goal of keeping Kilpatrick’s cavalry tied up for an entire day accomplished. The battle of Monroe’s Crossroads became, to the federal commander’s eternal embarrassment, known as Kilpatrick’s Shirt-Tail Skedaddle, and was the subject of much good-natured ribbing.

Hardee and his infantry escaped through Fayetteville and safely made their way across the Cape Fear River there. They burned the Clarendon Bridge behind them, with Wheeler’s troopers acting as a rearguard. Sherman had to stop for several days to wait for bridging equipment to come up from Wilmington. That delay, in turn, allowed Hardee to build a solid defense in depth at Averasboro, where, with 8500 men, he held off half of Sherman’s army—about 35,000 men—for an entire day on March 16. Hardee’s command then joined Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s army at Smithfield, and fought hard at Bentonville from March 19-21.

After being defeated at Bentonville, Johnston withdrew to Raleigh in the hope of linking up with Robert E. Lee’s army near Danville, Virginia. When Lee surrendered at Appomattox on April 9, Johnston withdrew his troops to Greensboro, and then set out to make peace with Sherman, convinced that there was no justification for continuing the bloodshed. The two officers agreed to meet at James Bennett’s house, five miles from Durham Station, at noon on April 17, 1865.

The appointed hour arrived, and the two generals, with their entourages arrived. Hampton accompanied Johnston, while Kilpatrick accompanied Sherman. After some pleasantries, the two commanders adjourned to the Bennett house to conduct their negotiations for the surrender of all Confederate troops remaining in the field.

While waiting for Sherman and Johnston to complete their business, Hampton and his son, Lt. Wade Hampton, IV, lounged on a carpenter’s bench outside the Bennett house. The elder Hampton wore his best uniform, topped by a black felt hat adorned with gold braid. He carried a switch that day, instead of his huge broadsword, as if to say he could still thrash any Yankee foolish enough to cross his path.

Determined to end the fraternizing among his men, Hampton snarled, “Fall in!” When Kilpatrick approached to protest, remembered one witness, “Wade Hampton looked savage enough to eat ‘Little Kil’”, which prompted his antagonist to return “his looks most defiantly.”

“The war is over,” proclaimed Kilpatrick to his old adversary. “Let the men fraternize.”

“I do not intend to surrender,” snapped Hampton. He added that he would never fraternize with the Yankees, “but would retaliate with torch and sword” to avenge the style of war the North had waged. With a stern tone, Hampton again snarled at his troopers, “Fall in!”

“General Hampton, you compel me to remind you that you have no authority here,” shot back Kilpatrick.

“Permit me, sir, to remind you,” answered the South Carolinian, his words dripping with disdain, “that Napoleon said that any general who would permit him to be surprised is a very poor soldier, and I surprised you [at Monroe’s Crossroads].”

“Yes, but what did Napoleon say of one general who after having surprised another, allowed himself to be whipped by his opposite in his shirt and drawers?” sneered Little Kil in return. And so, the two old horse soldiers began refighting their campaigns.”

“Well, General, down yonder in Linch’s Creek, I gave you a splendid entertainment, but you were too strong for me,” Kilpatrick teased his old adversary by referring to an incident in South Carolina in February.

“When and where?” demanded Hampton.

“Oh, when I was after your wagon train and fought your cavalry and a regiment of infantry,” replied Kilpatrick.

Hampton laughed. “Beg pardon, General, allow me to introduce you to Col. Gib Wright who was in command that day with one regiment of cavalry and twenty dismounted men.”[1] With that, barbs really began to fly.

The longer this discussion lasted, the more heated and louder it became. “I have heard of your promise to pursue me to the death, General Kilpatrick,” exclaimed an angry Hampton. “I only wish to say that you will not have to pursue far.”

“Well, I’ll go where I’m sent,” retorted Kilpatrick.

“Oh? You sometimes go where you are not sent?” shot back Hampton, prompting some nearby federals to chuckle at the reference to Kilpatrick’s hasty retreat into the swamp at Monroe’s Crossroads.

“You refer to the time you surprised me near Fayetteville?” shot back Little Kil.

“Yes,” answered the South Carolinian. “A general surprised is a general disgraced.”

“That happened once. It will never happen again,” said Kilpatrick.

“This is the second time. Remember Atlee’s Station?” taunted Hampton, referring to a scrap during Kilpatrick’s aborted February 1864 raid on Richmond. “General Kilpatrick, when I look at men like you, I feel like Wellington, who said under the circumstances, I thank God for my belief in a hell.” The assembled crowd exploded in laughter, which only caused Kilpatrick’s already simmering anger to boil.

When one of Kilpatrick’s taunts finally drew Hampton’s ire, the big Confederate rose from the carpenter’s bench, loomed dangerously over his diminutive adversary, and proclaimed, “Well, you never ran ek out of Headquarters in my stocking feet!” A Northern horse soldier who overheard the exchange observed that Hampton’s retort “was a home thrust and too true to be funny.”

Anger clouded Kilpatrick’s ruddy face. The Union commander replied that Hampton had to leave faster than he came, and then “words grew hot” with “both parties expressing a desire that the issue of the war should be left between the cavalry.” Their row had by this time grown quite loud, such that Sherman and Johnston had to interrupt their discussions to separate the two cavalrymen. “These gentlemen parted with no increased love for each other,” humorously noted a newspaper correspondent who witnessed this episode. Another observer noted that once Sherman and Johnston separated their cavalry commanders, “the conference went on pleasantly enough.”

After some high drama that will have to wait for another day’s blog post, Johnston eventually surrendered all remaining Confederate armies in the field to Sherman on April 26 on the same terms as those given to Lee’s army at Appomattox. Wade Hampton, however, refused to surrender. Bitter at being blamed by Sherman for burning Columbia, South Carolina in February and by the torching of his plantation by Yankee soldiers, and devastated by having his brother and one of his sons killed in battle, Hampton had no interest in surrendering. He, in fact, refused to do so, and instead marched his command away. When he was unable to join President Jefferson Davis’ flight south, Hampton decided to disband his command rather than surrender it. He bade farewell to his men and eventually changed his mind and decided to surrender too.

In the years after the Civil War, Hampton became involved in politics. He was elected governor of South Carolina in 1876, the first Democrat to be elected to office there in the post-war era. After serving as governor, Hampton was appointed to serve two terms as U. S. Senator from South Carolina, serving from 1879-1891. In 1881, when Pres. James A. Garfield nominated Hampton’s old foe, Judson Kilpatrick, to be ambassador to Chile, the nomination required the advice and consent of the Senate. Wade Hampton placed his old adversary’s name before the Senate, and Kilpatrick was unanimously approved.

Gone, at last, was the bitterness of the Shirt Tail Skedaddle and the ugly confrontation at Bennett Place. Peace had finally come.

[1] Hampton referred to Col. Gilbert J. “Gib” Wright, the commander of the Cobb Legion Cavalry of Georgia.


The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads: The Civil War's Last Campaign (English Edition) Illustrated Edição, eBook Kindle

Typical of Eric J. Wittenberg's other books this is a remarkably fine work. Fought 14 miles west of Fayetteville, North Carolina, the Battle at Monroe's Crossroads was the last large scale cavalry engagement of the American Civil War.

At dawn of March 9th 1865, Wade Hampton and Joe Wheeler's men attack Judson Kilpatrick's unguarded, sleeping camp and completely rout the Federals. But the Confederates fail to follow up on their initial success, stopping instead to loot the Federal encampment of the captured food, weapons, horses and equipage. This gives Kilpatrick time to form a line of battle which increasingly rallies the disorganized Federal troops. With the aid of recaptured Federal guns and dismounted cavalry who are mistaken for infantry support, the Union subsequently succeeds in driving their attackers from the field.

As all battles go it was a very close thing, embarrassing to Kilpatrick, and frustrating to Hampton and Wheeler. Pitting 4,000 Confederates against 3,000 Federals, the Confederate cavalry give their infantry one additional day of time to withdraw from Fayetteville, avoiding entanglement with left wing of Sherman's Army commanded by Henry Slocum. It was one of the last battles fought by General Sherman in his march through the Carolinas, setting up the final engagement with Joe Johnston at Bentonville a few weeks later.

This is a wonderfully researched book and Eric Wittenberg is at his absolute best in describing the battle, the backgrounds of the primary participants and the meaning of this engagement in what turned out to be the final campaign for the Confederacy. Very well done.

Eric Wittenberg solidifies his standing as our best Civil War Cavalry author by continuing to produce high quality, well-researched, readable histories that are both informative and fun. Using Savas Beatie as his publisher is a "Dream Team" for enthusiasts. Maps, maps and more maps ensure that you will never be lost and will instantly understand what retaking the guns means. The list of illustrations is one and a half pages the list of maps is two and a half pages. Clearly stating that both the author and publisher understand what is nice, illustrations and what is necessary, maps. Since most of us will never get into Fort Bragg to walk the battle field, the maps substitute nicely keeping us orientated and in position.

The book is well researched, footnoted and complete within the time we are considering. The confrontation between Hampton and Kilpatrick outside the Bennett home, capture the men, their feelings and the time. It provides a logical beginning to the story, even if it occurs at the end. While presenting the reader with clear concise portraits of the major figures, the supporting cast is not ignored. The strengths and weakness of each Cavalry force is clearly described. This introduction gives us the needed background to understand the depth of feeling and desperation that contributes to the battle.

Weather and terrain conspire to hinder both sides building a waterlogged hell for man and beast. This produces a major impact on the campaign and the battle, becoming a story within the story. J.E. Johnston's army must cross over the Cape Fear River, Hampton's cavalry is trying to screen this movement and delay Sherman's army. Judson Kilpatrick, commanding Sherman's cavalry almost by default, is trying to get around Hampton while protecting Sherman's foraging parties and supply trains.

Kilpatrick allows his cavalry to spread out, become badly separated and fails to protect the approaches to the camps. Wade Hampton and Joe Wheeler size an opportunity and attack a portion of Kilpatrick's command. The resulting battle is at close quarters, fought by veterans is a stand up fight with neither side stepping back. Eric Wittenberg details what the commanders do right wrong and where they lose control. This results in an understandable sew-saw battle narrative as first one side and than the other attacks. Here the detailed maps are as valuable as the writing. Working together, the reader never gets lost always using one to support the other.

This is more than a battle book as the battle is placed within the context of the campaign and the war. This placement, allows us the answer the very complex question "Who won?" The last chapters cover the aftermath of the battle, what it did to and for Johnston & Sherman and give us a glimpse of the participant's later life. An Order of battle and detailed list of causalities complete the history of the battle.

Appendix C & D, answer a couple of questions that are not technically part of the battle but relate to it. Both provide us with Human Interests items and make the story personal and complete. One deals with who was the woman in Kilpatrick's HQ and the other with "Fighting" Joe Wheeler's rank.


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