The Army of Tennessee
Published by: University of Oklahoma Press
Imprint: University of Oklahoma Press
Nowhere in the annals of United States military history is there a more tragic, yet valorous, story than that of the Army of Tennessee. Unlike its companion fighting unit, the Army of Northern Virginia which was commanded throughout the Civil War by one of the great military figures of all time, Robert E. Lee, the history of the Army of Tennessee is one of ever-changing commanders, of bickering and wrangling among its leaders, and a discouraging succession of disappointments and might-have-beens.
“Horn’s tale is filled with enough specific facts, dates and places to satisfy the most critical Civil War buff. At the same time, he has immensely increased the readability of the book by close attention to the human side of the War in the West. It is expertly spiced with character sketches and incidents by which the story of the Army of Tennessee comes alive.”—Stars and Stripes
“If this book, with its tantalizing glimpses of great events, could but stir interest in the forgotten focal point of America’s great agony, it will have more than justified its publication.”—Washington Post