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By Jon E. Lewis

ISBN-10: 1472108531

ISBN-13: 9781472108531

The 1st global battle in bright, own aspect, within the voices of these who lived it.

Even a hundred years on from the 1st international warfare it haunts us nonetheless. No different clash has printed so dramatically the senselessness of battle, and none has formed the fashionable international to an identical quantity, from its effect at the Russian Revolution and the increase of Hitler to the ultimate break-up of the British Empire and the supremacy of the United States. those compelling eyewitness money owed - over one hundred eighty of them - of the warfare to finish All Wars disguise each side of the struggle, from the Flanders trenches to the staffrooms of the Imperial German military, from T. E. Lawrence ('Lawrence of Arabia') within the desolate tract to German figher ace the pink Baron within the air, and from English Land women to German U-boat crews within the North Atlantic. There are contributions from all combatant international locations, together with the united kingdom, united states, France, Germany, Canada, Italy, Australia, Russia, Serbia, and India and the publication incorporates a designated timeline and maps.

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Within moments, the entire Federal army sensed victory: At Hunter's headquarters, "the earth shook with the roar of guns and musketry, and the fresh, hearty cheers rose with the Strother recalled. " The Federal cavalry pursued the defeated Confederates only about a mile, and Vaughn and Imboden were able to lead their men south and then east to Waynesboro; from from the front. Stretcher there they slipped through the Blue Ridge at Rockfish Gap. Although the bulk of the en- emy force had escaped, Hunter was satisfied with the day's work and decided to camp that night on the field.

Another hard rain had begun to fall, and the drenched Federals camped for the night a mile south of Port Republic. Skirmishing began shortly after sunrise on Sunday, June 5, exactly three Federal defeat at weeks after the New Market. The 1st New York Cavalry pushed southward along the East road, and Imboden's men took on the About a mile to the rear, a second line of now-familiar task of trying to hold off a supe- defenses was set up at the edge of a stand of Confederate infantry had timber on the opposite side of the village.

He decided too strong to flank the Confederates out of their prepared defenses. Instead of marching southwest up the Valley Turnpike, he headed southeast toward Port Republic. From there the Federal cavalry Jones found himself facing a nightmarish re- could take Waynesboro, 15 miles farther On south, sever the Virginia Central and, with prise of the crisis of a few weeks earlier. May 27 General John Imboden reported Staunton thus cut from New on more favorable ground. " Robert E. Lee sent Jones essentially the same order he had sent Breckinridge in late April, instructing him on May 30 to "get all the available forces you can and move at once his artillery four to one.

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