PDF [No Better Place to Die The Battle Of Stones River Civil War Trilogy]
Knowledge Very thorough account of Stones River Battle A little dry but uite detailed Told from a military point of view Bring your own set of maps to augment what this book offers Solid account of this pivotal relatively less well known battle in central Tennessee Had a chance to briefly visit the Stone s River National Battlefield a few weeks ago and picked this up there Had ust read Cozzen s account of Chickamauga a month or two back so this preceded it and was one of the few mid winter major battles Dec 31 Jan 2 1862 63 Biggest uibble is the maps which are sub par but it is well written and generally coherent All these CW battle books suffer from the confusion of the actions themselves and it always makes hard reading th A great military history of a lesser #battle from the lesser known front in the Civil War Stones River saw #from the lesser known front in the Civil War Stones River saw Army of the Cumberland clash with the Army of the Tennessee in the deep winter Like many Civil War battles there are many excellent small scale stories and the book captures them well The use of maps is appreciated although it is helped that the battle was relatively simple compared to the multi day fights at Chickamauga or Gettysburg This first volume of Cozzen s Army of the Cumberland trilogy is a bit less accomplished Than those that followed but still an excellent read. Sburg Shiloh Chancellorsville Chickamauga Yet another name belongs on that infamous list Stones River the setting for Peter Cozzens's No Better Place to Die. Ns Army of the Cumberland didn t lose the battle and that provided a significant success in the winter of 1862 1863 when all other Union armies faced defeat or stalemate There are not many books available on this battle and Cozzens book is the #standard account of this often overlooked clash in central Tennessee I m a huge fan of Peter Cozzens #account of this often overlooked clash in central Tennessee I m a huge fan of Peter Cozzens and have read the trilogy on the Chattanooga Campaign out of order reading This Terrible Sound and The Shipwreck of their Hopes before going back to read the first book No Better Place to Die It has the same impeccable and detailed research Cozzens seems to have the goods on everyone from the army commanders to the privates in the thick of things The book has his usual wonderful narrative flow and the events leading up to the battle are clearly described while at the same time the key players characters are well establishedUnlike the other two in the series I wanted maps Certainly of the overall position as the battle developed I also felt we lost the army commanders Bragg and Rosecrans for large sections of the battle while we focused on the brigade and and Rosecrans for large sections of the battle while we focused on the brigade and level I wanted to know what they were up toI d still hugely recommend this book Outside of Shelby Foote no other Civil War writer I know has such an accomplished narrative style and such deep and assured. 2 in one of the bloodiest encounters of the Civil WarA mere handful of battlefields have come to epitomize the anguish and pain of America's Civil War Getty. .
Perchance I have the opportunity to visit western and central Tennessee in the forthcoming months and I m going #To Take The Opportunity To #take the opportunity to Civil War battlefields that I have never seenOn this list is Murfreesboro Stones River site of a three day clash starting December 31 1862 between the Army of the Cumberland under General Rosecrans and the Army of Tennessee under General Bragg So I took out my copy of No Better Place to Die that I had read 20 years ago and reread itThis was Peter Cozzens first Civi Extremely detailed account of the Battle of Stones River I agree with another reader that you should have your own set of maps of how the battle played out There are several good ones available on the internet in color It was not an easy read as there were so many different engagements taking place during each day and I sometimes felt very "CONFUSED ABOUT WHAT WAS UNFOLDING OVER THE DAYS THIS " about what was unfolding over the days this occurred I am not all that versed in military actions and was reading this before visiting the battle site in Tennessee Actually I found the book made me feel how disorganized this battle seemed Cozzen writes in a story telling manner rather than a dry robust retelling of the battle Cozzens book is a fine detailed account of the Battle of of the battle Cozzens book is a fine detailed account of the Battle of River While it didn t gain a decisive victory at least Rosecra. Peter Cozzens meticulously traces the chain of events as the Army of the Cumberland and the Army of Tennessee meet in Middle Tennessee on New Year's Eve 186.