“No student of the Eastern Theater can afford to be without this unsurpassed narrative.”–Civil War News
“[A] standard authority. . . . The admirable work of Colonel Allan . . . raised the level of historical writing on the Confederacy.”–Douglas Southall Freeman
This volume unites two classic Civil War campaign studies by the foremost southern historian of the immediate postwar era: History of the Campaign of Gen. T. J. (Stonewall) Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and The Army of Northern Virginia in 1862. Together they comprise a brilliant, breathtaking chronicle of the high tide of the Confederacy in 1862: Jackson’s dazzling generalship in the Valley Campaign; Lee’s bold offensive during the Seven Days Battle; the stunning Confederate victory at Second Manassas; Lee’s decision to carry the war to enemy territory; the capture of Harper’s Ferry; the bitterly fought Battle of Sharpsburg; and the bloody, humiliating Federal defeat at Fredericksburg.