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Grant Invades Tennessee: The 1862 Battles for Forts Henry and Donelson

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Published by University Press of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas .
Written in English


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When General Ulysses S. Grant targeted Forts Henry and Donelson, he penetrated the Confederacy at one of its most vulnerable points, setting in motion events that would elevate his own status, demoralize the Confederate leadership and citizenry, and, significantly, tear the western Confederacy asunder. More to the point, the two battles of early 1862 opened the Tennessee River campaign that would prove critical to the ultimate Union victory in the Mississippi Valley. In Grant Invades Tennessee, award-winning Civil War historian Timothy B. Smith gives readers a battlefield view of the fight for Forts Henry and Donelson, as well as a critical wide-angle perspective on their broader meaning in the conduct and outcome of the war. The first comprehensive tactical treatment of these decisive battles, this book completes the trilogy of the Tennessee River campaign that Smith began in Shiloh and Corinth 1862, marking a milestone in Civil War history. Whether detailing command-level decisions or using eye-witness anecdotes to describe events on the ground, walking readers through maps or pulling back for an assessment of strategy, this finely written work is equally sure on matters of combat and context. Beginning with Grant’s decision to bypass the Confederates’ better-defended sites on the Mississippi, Smith takes readers step-by-step through the battles: the employment of a flotilla of riverine war ships along with infantry and land-based artillery in subduing Fort Henry; the lesser effectiveness of this strategy against Donelson’s much stronger defense, weaponry, and fighting forces; the surprise counteroffensive by the Confederates and the role of their commanders’ incompetence and cowardice in foiling its success. Though casualties at the two forts fell far short of bloodier Civil War battles to come, the importance of these Union victories transcend battlefield statistics. Grant Invades Tennessee allows us, for the first time, to clearly see how and why.

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FormatHardcover
Number of Pages526
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26351311M
ISBN 100700623132
ISBN 109780700623136, 9780700623136


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The purpose of Grant Invades Tennessee is to provide a tactical, comprehensive, detailed and balanced account on the Battles of Forts Henry and Donelson for the first time. Much like Conquer or Perish, Timothy B.

Smith’s history of the Battle of Shiloh, and Corinth Siege, Battle and Occupation, this title stands as the conclusive  › Books › History › Americas. An excellent book on the early battles at Ft. Henry and Fort Donelson in February, where Ulysses S.

Grant first made his mark in our Civil War. It is very well written and gives a very good description of what happened in a clear and understandable way.

In Grant Invades Tennessee, Timothy B. Smith provides a superb account of the operations that determined the fate of Henry and Donelson, one that is as effective in chronicling the harsh conditions the men in the ranks endured during the campaign as it is in explaining the command decisions that shaped its outcome.

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New View of the Henry-Donelson Campaign. One would think the Henry-Donelson campaign was well-trod ground, but Prof. Smith, author of earlier works Grant Invades Tennessee: The 1862 Battles for Forts Henry and Donelson book Shiloh and Corinth, makes some conclusions that are both obvious and yet long overlooked about the opening bout of Grant’s Grant Invades Tennessee The Battles for Forts Henry and Donelson Timothy B.

Smith. When General Ulysses S. Grant targeted Forts Henry and Donelson, he penetrated the Confederacy at one of its most vulnerable points, setting in motion events that would elevate his own status, demoralize the Confederate leadership and citizenry, and   “Grant Invades Tennessee: Forts Henry and Donelson” Forts Henry and Donelson are often described as key events in the Civil War, but they have never before been analyzed to the degree Timothy B.

Smith does in his award winning Grant Invades Tennessee: The Battles for Forts Henry and Donelson, upon which this talk will be Emerging Civil War has announced the recipient of its inaugural book award: Grant Invades Tennessee: The Battles for Forts Henry and Donelson by Timothy B.

Smith, Ph.D., published by the University Press of Kansas. “Tim Smith continues to do ground-breaking work illuminating the Western Tennessee campaigns,” said ECW’s Chris Kolakowski, author of books on Perryville, Stones River   Early in the war, Union commanders realized control of the major rivers would be the key to success in the Western Theater.

After capturing Fort Henry on the Tennessee River on February 6,Brig. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant advanced 12 miles cross-country to invest Fort Donelson on the Cumberland River.

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While most people, then and now, focus on the Eastern Theatre of the war, it was in the west that the war was won and lost. The fall of these forts opened the door to the Deep South and the end of the ://   Ole, I believe there was actually a 'fort' built there. These were on opposite sides of the Tennessee, ostensibly as a deterent to invasion.

Guess the argument on that one is closed. Whatever is left is now likely under water, thanks to the dam up at Grand River, Kentucky. I need to do some more Daring River Raid Puts Bow on Union Conquest of Forts Henry and Donelson.

A s he sent word of the capture of Confederate Fort Henry on February 6,Brig. Gen. Ulysses Grant kept his emotions in check, his victory telegraph an unassuming “Fort Henry is ours.” Union Flag Officer Andrew H.

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