1864 History of Second Division Cumberland CIVIL WAR Army CSA Illustrated MAPS

DODGE, William Sumner

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A rare Civil War history by William Sumner Dodge. This book provides specifics to the Second Division, Army of the Cumberland, and was written while the war was at its height. While this work is considered to have some inaccuracies, it is filled with insights, particularly topographical details of the American landscape, rather than military and battle data. For instance,

“The country from the river, for the distance of a mile, is cleared of timber and quite commanding the land receding into a flat, excepting that to the right of the railway, which steadily rolls upward toward the river. After crossing the flat the land again ascends, forming another commanding swell.” (p. 95)

According to Coulter,

“In 1862 Dodge left Louisville to help stop Bragg’s invasion of Kentucky. As the Confederates retreated, he followed them to Murfreesboro, later engaged in the Chattanooga-Chickamauga campaign, and still later in 1864 fought with Sherman’s army as far as Atlanta. He returned northward after the fall of that city to engage in the campaign against Hood, which resulted in the battles of Franklin and Nashville.”

 

This book is much more of a literary treatise than a military history. Dodge’s use of descriptive and interesting language is rare for a book written during the Civil War by a ranking official.

“The angel of death seemed perched midway between the contending forces. Heroes fell and the glad earth drank their blood.”

 

Book signed and gifted by the author! Filled with maps and portraits. Maps include Battles of Stone River, Chicamauga, and Shiloh. 14 total plates.

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1864 History of Second Division Cumberland CIVIL WAR Army CSA Illustrated MAPS

 

A rare Civil War history by William Sumner Dodge. This book provides specifics to the Second Division, Army of the Cumberland, and was written while the war was at its height. While this work is considered to have some inaccuracies, it is filled with insights, particularly topographical details of the American landscape, rather than military and battle data. For instance,

“The country from the river, for the distance of a mile, is cleared of timber and quite commanding the land receding into a flat, excepting that to the right of the railway, which steadily rolls upward toward the river. After crossing the flat the land again ascends, forming another commanding swell.” (p. 95)

According to Coulter,

“In 1862 Dodge left Louisville to help stop Bragg’s invasion of Kentucky. As the Confederates retreated, he followed them to Murfreesboro, later engaged in the Chattanooga-Chickamauga campaign, and still later in 1864 fought with Sherman’s army as far as Atlanta. He returned northward after the fall of that city to engage in the campaign against Hood, which resulted in the battles of Franklin and Nashville.”

 

This book is much more of a literary treatise than a military history. Dodge’s use of descriptive and interesting language is rare for a book written during the Civil War by a ranking official.

“The angel of death seemed perched midway between the contending forces. Heroes fell and the glad earth drank their blood.”

 

Book signed and gifted by the author! Filled with maps and portraits. Maps include Battles of Stone River, Chicamauga, and Shiloh. 14 total plates.

 

Item number: #694

Price: $399

 

DODGE, William Sumner

 

History of the old Second Division, Army of the Cumberland : commanders, M’Cook, Sill and Johnson.

 

Chicago : Church & Goodman, 1864.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: 582, [51]
    • 14 full page plates and maps
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • References: Sabin 20515; Coulter, Travels in the Confederate States;
  • Language: English
  • Size: ~9in X 6in (23cm x 15cm)

 

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Categories

Americana, American History

Military & War

Authors

DODGE, William Sumner

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete