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Jefferson Davis's Generals

Gabor S. Boritt


Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard once wrote that “no people ever warred for independence with more relative advantages than the confederates.” If there was any doubt as to what Beauregard sought to imply, he later chose to spell it out: the failure of the confederacy lay with the Confederate President Jefferson Davis. This book presents examinations of the men who led the South through the nation's bloodiest conflict, focusing in particular on Jefferson Davis's relationships with five key generals who held independent commands: Joseph E. Johnston, Robert E. Lee, P.G.T. Beauregard, Braxt ... More

Keywords: Jefferson Davis, civil war, Joseph E. Johnston, Robert E. Lee, P.G.T. Beauregard, Braxton Bragg, John Bell Hood, confederate leadership, confederate strategy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780195139211
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139211.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gabor S. Boritt, editor
Gettysburg College