Two Great Rebel Armies: An Essay in Confederate Military History. RICHARD M. MCMURRY.

Two Great Rebel Armies: An Essay in Confederate Military History

The University of North Carolina Press, February 1996. Trade Paperback. Used - Very Good. Item #266819
ISBN: 0807845698

Richard McMurry compares the two largest Confederate armies, assessing why Lee's Army of Northern Virginia was more successful than the Army of Tennessee. His bold conclusion is that Lee's army was a better army--not just one with a better high command.

Sheds new light on how the South lost the Civil War.--American Historical Review

McMurry's mastery of the literature is impressive, and his clear and succinct writing style is a pleasure to read. . . . Comparison of the two great rebel armies offers valuable insights into the difficulties of the South's military situation.--Maryland Historian

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