Autumn of Glory

By Thomas Lawerence Connelly,

Book cover of Autumn of Glory: The Army of Tennessee, 1862-1865

Book description

Winner of the Fletcher Pratt Award and the Jefferson Davis Award
A companion volume to Army of the Heartland

Near the end of 1862 the Army of Tennessee began a long and frustrating struggle against overwhelming obstacles and ultimate defeat. Federal strength was growing, and after the Confederate surrender at…

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1 author picked Autumn of Glory as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Thomas L. Connelly’s seminal final volume of his history of the Confederate Army of Tennessee, first published in 1971, remains one of the best works of Civil War history, not just of the Western Theater. Connelly’s writing helped to shift the historical focus from the Eastern Theater, where Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia dominated the conversation for more than a century. While the west was not totally neglected, it was clearly an afterthought.

Connelly’s work focused on the long, unfortunate history of the Confederate Army of Tennessee, a command which rarely tasted victory, and was saddled…

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