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Smith, Timothy B. 1974-

Works: 29 works in 108 publications in 1 language and 8,447 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biography  Sources  Pictorial works  Military history 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Timothy B Smith
Mississippi in the Civil War : the home front by Timothy B Smith( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Mississippi in the Civil War : the home front, Timothy B. Smith examines Mississippi's Civil War defeat by both outside and inside forces. The invading Union army dismantled the state's political system, infrastructure, economy, and fighting capability. The state saw extensive military operations, destruction, and bloodshed within her borders. One of the most frightful and extended sieges of the war ended in a crucial Confederate defeat at Vicksburg, the capstone to a tremendous Union campaign. As Confederate forces and Mississippi became overwhelmed militarily, the populace's morale began to crumble. Realizing that the enemy could roll unchecked over the state, civilians, Smith argues, began to lose the will to continue the struggle. Many white Confederates chose to return to the Union rather than see continued destruction in the name of a victory that seemed ever more improbable. When the tide turned, Unionists and African Americans boldly stepped up their endeavors. The result, Smith finds, was a state vanquished and destined to endure suffering far into its future. The first examination of the state's Civil War home front in seventy years, this book tells the story of all classes of Mississippians during the war, focusing new light on previously neglected groups such as women and African Americans. The result is a revelation of the heart of a populace facing the devastating impact of total war"--Jacket
Record of the organizations engaged in the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg by John S Kountz( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Large numbers of Civil War veterans remembered and reminisced about their war experiences, but only a relative few dedicated the rest of their lives to the task of commemorating their long-ago deeds. John S. Kountz was one of this latter group. Kountz joined the Thirty-seventh Ohio Infantry in September 1861 as a fifteen-year-old drummer boy and later, under General William T. Sherman, endured the long siege at Vicksburg before helping to win control of the city in July 1863. In 1899 the War Department appointed Kountz as the official historian at the newly designated Vicksburg National Military Park. As part of his duties, he produced two major works, an organizational chronicle of the armies that fought at Vicksburg and an unpublished narrative of the campaign and siege. This welcome volume presents both of these extremely rare documents together for the first time, providing a valuable resource for a new generation of scholars and enthusiasts. Record of the Organizations Engaged in the Campaign, Siege, and Defense of Vicksburg was published in a limited edition by the Government Printing Office in 1901 and offered visitors and historians a detailed examination of the various commands that fought at Vicksburg. The record has long been an essential but hard-to-find source for historians. Kountz & rsquo;s impressive 116-page campaign overview is rarer still. Because of turnover at the park and Kountz & rsquo;s death in 1909, the manuscript never saw publication and has, until now, lain buried in the archives at Vicksburg. Offering an unbiased account of both sides of the battle, it delves into the minds of the commanders, examines their decision-making processes, and articulates several opinions that have sparked debate ever since. With a new introduction by noted historian Timothy B. Smith, this significant work makes widely available an important history by a participant in the action and opens a fascinating window into the history of Civil War scholarship
Rethinking Shiloh : myth and memory by Timothy B Smith( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[The author] delves even further into the story of Shiloh and examines in detail how the battle has been treated in historiography and public opinion. The nine essays in this collection uncover new details about the battle, correct some of the myths surrounding it, and reveal new avenues of exploration"--Jacket
James Z. George : Mississippi's great commoner by Timothy B Smith( )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the Mississippi school boy is asked who is called the 'Great Commoner' of public life in his State," wrote Mississippi's premier historian Dunbar Rowland in 1901, "he will unhesitatingly answer James Z. George." While George's prominence, along with his white supremacist views, have decreased through the decades since then, many modern historians still view him as a supremely important Mississippian, with one writing that George (1826-1897) was "Mississippi's most important Democratic leader in the late nineteenth century." Certainly, the Mexican War veteran, prominent lawyer and planter, Civil War officer, Reconstruction leader, state Supreme Court chief justice, and Mississippi's longest serving United States senator to that time deserves a full biography. And, George's importance was greater than just on the state level as other Southerners copied his tactics to secure white supremacy in their own states. That James Z. George has never had a full, academic biography is inexplicable. James Z. George: Mississippi's Great Commoner seeks to rectify the lack of attention to George's life. In doing so, this volume utilizes numerous sources never before or only slightly used, primarily a large collection of George's letters held by his descendents and never used by historians. Such wonderful sources allow a glimpse not only into the life and times of J.Z. George, but perhaps more importantly an exploration of the man himself, his traits, personality, and ideas. The result is a picture of an extremely commonplace individual on the surface, but an exceptionally complicated man underneath. James Z. George: Mississippi's Great Commoner will bring this important Mississippi leader of the nineteenth century back into the minds of twenty-first century Mississippians
Shiloh and the western campaign of 1862 by Edward Cunningham( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bloody and decisive two-day battle of Shiloh (April 6-7, 1862) changed the entire course of the American Civil War. The stunning Northern victory thrust Union commander Ulysses S. Grant into the national spotlight, claimed the life of Confederate commander Albert S. Johnston, and forever buried the notion that the Civil War would be a short conflict. Shiloh was one of the bloodiest battles of the entire war, with nearly 24,000 men killed, wounded, and missing. - Publisher
Champion Hill : decisive battle for Vicksburg by Timothy B Smith( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Union victory at Champion Hill sealed the fate of both Vicksburg and her large field army, and propelled Grant into the national spotlight." -- Flyleaf
The Mississippi Secession Convention : delegates and deliberations in politics and war, 1861-1865 by Timothy B Smith( )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Mississippi Secession Convention is the first full treatment of any secession convention to date. Studying the Mississippi convention of 1861 offers insight into how and why southern states seceded and the effects of such a breech. Based largely on primary sources, this book provides a unique insight into the broader secession movement. There was more to the secession convention than the mere act of leaving the Union, which was done only three days into the deliberations. The rest of the three-week January 1861 meeting as well as an additional week in March saw the delegated debate and pass a number of important ordinances that for a time governed the state. As seen through the eyes of the delegates themselves, with rich research into each member, this book provides a compelling overview of the entire proceeding. The effects of the convention gain the most analysis in this study, including the political processes that, after the momentous vote, morphed into unlikely alliances. Those on opposite ends of the secession question quickly formed new political allegiances in a predominantly Confederate-minded convention. These new political factions formed largely over the issues of central versus local authority, which quickly played into Confederate versus state issues during the Civil War. In addition, Timothy Smith considers the lasting consequences of defeat, looking into the effect secession and war had on the delegates themselves and, by extension, Mississippi"
The golden age of battlefield preservation : the decade of the 1890s and the establishment of America's first five military parks by Timothy B Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Smith's book is the first to look at the process of battlefield preservation as a whole. He focuses on how each of these sites was established and the important individuals - the congressmen, the former soldiers, the veteran commissioners who were the catalysts for the creation of these parks." "The Golden Age of Battlefield Preservation is a watershed book that will be of interest to any reader who wishes to have a better understanding of how such preservation efforts were initiated."--BOOK JACKET
Corinth 1862 : siege, battle, occupation by Timothy B Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A panoramic new look at the critical role of Corinth, Mississippi in the Civil War. Vividly details the nearly year-long campaign that opened the way to Vicksburg and presaged the Confederacy's defeat in the West
Grant invades Tennessee : the 1862 battles for Forts Henry and Donelson by Timothy B Smith( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When General Ulysses S. Grant targeted Forts Henry and Donelson, he penetrated the Confederacy at one of its most vulnerable points, setting in motion events that would elevate his own status, demoralize the Confederate leadership and citizenry, and, significantly, tear the western Confederacy asunder. More to the point, the two battles of early 1862 opened the Tennessee River campaign that would prove critical to the ultimate Union victory in the Mississippi Valley. In Grant Invades Tennessee, award-winning Civil War historian Timothy B. Smith gives readers a battlefield view of the fight for
This great battlefield of Shiloh : history, memory, and the establishment of a Civil War national military park by Timothy B Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By studying the establishment and administration of parks such as the one at Shiloh, the modern scholar can learn much about the mindsets of both veterans and their civilian contemporaries regarding the Civil War. This book represents an important addition to the growing body of work on the history of national remembrance."--Jacket
Shiloh : conquer or perish by Timothy B Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive, narrative history of the Battle of Shiloh, a key battle in the Civil War
The untold story of Shiloh : the battle and the battlefield by Timothy B Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The collection of essays, some previously published, tackles a diverse range of subjects, including Shiloh's historiography, the myths about the battle that were created, and the mindsets that were established after the battle. The book reveals neglected military aspects of the battle, such as the naval contribution, the climax of the Shiloh campaign at Corinth, and the soldiers' views of the battle. The essays also focus on the Shiloh National Military Park's establishment and continuation with particular emphasis on those who played key roles in its creation"--Jacket
A Chickamauga memorial : the establishment of America's first Civil War national military park by Timothy B Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the full and fascinating story of how the country's first federally preserved national military park came into being and how it paved the way for all that came afterwards, including preservation efforts today. As the author explains, most battlefield preservation and commemoration efforts before 1890 were done on a private and state level with veterans' groups and states marking unit positions on battlefields. The Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park has served from bringing veterans of the Civil War together and has played host to numerous military units during the Spanish-American War as well as World War I and II. The most important aspect was the creation of historical memory of the men who fought during those wars and the memorials that followed
"Altogether fitting and proper" : Civil War battlefield preservation in history, memory, and policy, 1861-2015 by Timothy B Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the century and a half since the Civil War, both private and public entities, have earnestly sought to safeguard the legacy of that seismic conflict through the preservation of its battlefields. In Altogether Fitting and Proper, Timothy B. Smith provides the most comprehensive synthesis ever written of the long history of those preservation efforts. Smith traces the story of battlefield park establishment from the war and the Reconstruction era through the "Golden Age of Preservation" at the turn of the century, to the New Deal period and well beyond. While Smith's primary focus is on the famous national parks, he also examines the endeavors of state and local governments, as well as an assortment of private organizations, to establish parks and monuments for lesser-known battle sites. The ongoing conflicts between preservationists and commercial developers form another key element of the narrative. As Smith makes clear, the story of battlefield preservation is in many ways a story of people - from Civil War veterans like Henry Boynton, the Medal of Honor winner who oversaw the development of the first national military park at Chickamauga, to JIm LIghthizer, the president of the Civil War Trust, the private charitable organization spearheading the twenty-first-century preservation movement. In their dedication to this cause, such individuals and the groups they represent have kept a central event in American history alive in our collective memory. -- from back cover
The decision was always my own : Ulysses S. Grant and the Vicksburg Campaign by Timothy B Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide


2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shiloh National Military Park, established on December 27, 1894, commemorates and preserves the site of the April 1862 Battle of Shiloh, one of the first major engagements of the Civil War. With 23,746 casualties, Shiloh served not only as a wake-up call for the North and South but also provided important strategic gains for the North. Prior to the park's establishment, a small national cemetery had been the only preservation and commemoration at the site for decades, but the arrival of the commission to build the park changed the isolated area to a memorial visited by hundreds of thousands annually. Originally governed by the War Department, Shiloh is now under the auspices of the National Park Service, which continues to preserve, commemorate, interpret, and educate the public about the Battle of Shiloh and the Civil War
Mississippi in the Civil War by Timothy B Smith( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tennessee in the Civil War : the best of the Tennessee historical quarterly by Tennessee Historical Society( Book )

in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The real horse soldiers : Benjamin Grierson's epic 1863 Civil War raid through Mississippi by Timothy B Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between April 17 and May 2, 1863, Union cavalry colonel Benjamin H. Grierson led a brigade of horse soldiers on a raid through Mississippi. Not only did the raid break the main railroad supplying the Confederates at Vicksburg, but it also took the attention of the Confederate commander John C. Pemberton. He became fixated with the lesser threat while Ulysses S. Grant's army crossed the Mississippi River in the other direction, dooming Vicksburg and perhaps the Confederacy."--Provided by publisher
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Shiloh and the western campaign of 1862
Shiloh and the western campaign of 1862Champion Hill : decisive battle for VicksburgThe golden age of battlefield preservation : the decade of the 1890s and the establishment of America's first five military parksThis great battlefield of Shiloh : history, memory, and the establishment of a Civil War national military parkThe untold story of Shiloh : the battle and the battlefieldA Chickamauga memorial : the establishment of America's first Civil War national military park
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