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Longacre, Edward G. 1946-

Overview
Works: 59 works in 195 publications in 1 language and 13,306 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Personal narratives  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Edward G Longacre
General Ulysses S. Grant : the soldier and the man by Edward G Longacre( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite his reputation for rash decisions, brutal tactics, and intemperate behavior, Ulysses S. Grant was the only Union general who could win the war for Lincoln. Grant's aggressive strategies, swift movements and uncompromising battlefield attacks were praised in the North, feared in the South, and reviled by many of his own associates and staff. General Grant is, perhaps, one of the most controversial, enigmatic, and misunderstood generals in our nation's history." "In this new biography of Grant, acclaimed Civil War historian, Edward G. Longacre, examines Grant's early life and his military career for insights into his great battlefield successes as well as his personal misfortunes. He concentrates on Grant's boyhood and early married life, especially his years in Missouri and Illinois following his 1854 resignation from the army. He examines Grant's moral, ethical, and religious views; his conflicting attitudes toward his profession; and his relationships with wartime superiors and subordinates."--Jacket
Joshua Chamberlain : the soldier and the man by Edward G Longacre( )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edward G. Longacre ... had written the first biography of Joshua Chamberlain that places the Civil War hero's career in the full context of his life before and after the war, explires all aspects of his character, and draws on independent, and occasionally contradictory, eyewitness accounts of his battlefield actions"--Jacket
A soldier to the last : Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler in blue and gray by Edward G Longacre( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler served in two armies, playing a major role in the development of Confederate cavalry in the Civil War's western theater, and more than thirty years afterward, commanded troops in the Spanish-American War. After leaving the U.S. Army to join the Confederacy, Wheeler served in artillery and infantry units before joining the cavalry. Subsequently, he fought at Shiloh, the Battle of Murfreesboro, and other engagements. As a cavalry commander in the Army of Tennessee from mid-1862 almost to the war's end, he raided Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's lines of communication and contested his advance in the final Carolinas campaign." "In addition to detailing Wheeler's Civil War experience, Edward Longacre discusses Wheeler's youth and education at West Point, his pre-Civil War service in the Regiment of Mounted Riflemen, his postwar business, his political career as a congressman from Alabama, and his colorful service in Cuba as a major general of volunteers during the Spanish-American War. Longacre also seeks to correct errors and misconceptions about this Civil War figure that have become a part of the public record and makes Joseph Wheeler's life and career accessible to a new generation of readers. A Soldier to the Last will be a valuable addition to the library of anyone interested in Civil War history and U.S. military history."--Jacket
Lincoln's cavalrymen : a history of the mounted forces of The Army of the Potomac, 1861-1865 by Edward G Longacre( )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This modern study focuses solely on the cavalry of the Army of the Potomac and includes all major battles and commanders. Drawing heavily on primary sources, the author has consulted 50 manuscript collections pertaining to general officers of cavalry as well as the unpublished letters and diaries of 200 officers and enlisted men, representing almost every mounted unit in the Army of the Potomac
General John Buford by Edward G Longacre( )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography covers the life of Union cavalry leader John Buford
Army of amateurs : General Benjamin F. Butler and the Army of the James, 1863-1865 by Edward G Longacre( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grant's cavalryman : the life and wars of General James H. Wilson by Edward G Longacre( )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Shawneetown, Illinois in time to be newly graduated from West Point when the Civil War started, James H. Wilson became a brigadier general by the age of twenty-six. Fueled by boundless ambition and the desire to serve his country, he reorganized the Union cavalry in time to gain the upper hand over the Confederate army. But the story of this brash, young man did not end with the capture of Jefferson Davis, for which Wilson was ultimately responsible. His life after the Civil War was also representative of American tenacity in the midst of explosive growth and change during the late-nin
Pickett, leader of the charge : a biography of General George E. Pickett, C.S.A. by Edward G Longacre( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cavalry at Gettysburg : a tactical study of mounted operations during the Civil War's pivotal campaign, 9 June-14 July 1863 by Edward G Longacre( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailed summary and analysis of the cavalry actions during the Gettysburg Campaign to include fighting in Virginia at Brandy Station, Middleburg, and Upperville as well as Pennsylvania skirmishes at Hanover and Hunterstown before the main battle at Gettysburg
From Union stars to top hat; a biography of the extraordinary General James Harrison Wilson by Edward G Longacre( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mounted raids of the Civil War by Edward G Longacre( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1994 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man behind the guns : a biography of General Henry Jackson Hunt, Chief of Artillery, Army of the Potomac by Edward G Longacre( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography tells the story of Brigadier General Henry Jackson Hunt, ranking artillerist of the Union Army of the Potomac, 1862-65
A regiment of slaves : the 4th United States Colored Infantry, 1863-1866 by Edward G Longacre( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 4th United States Colored Troops (USCT) regiment saw considerable action in the eastern theater of operations from late 1863 to mid-1865. The regiment--drawn largely from freedmen and liberated slaves in the Middle Atlantic and New England states--served in Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's Army of the James, whose mission was to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond. From May to December 1864, the 4th saw action in the Bermuda Hundred and Richmond-Petersburg campaigns, and in early 1865 helped capture the defenses of Wilmington, North Carolina, the last open seaport of value to the Confederacy. Citing recently discovered and previously unpublished accounts, author Edward G. Longacre goes beyond the battlefield heroics of the 4th USCT, blending his unique insights into political and social history to analyze the motives, goals, and aspirations of the African American enlisted men. The author also emphasizes how these soldiers overcame what one of their commanders called "stupid, unreasoning, and quite vengeful prejudice" and shows how General Butler, a supporter of black troops, gave the unit opportunities to prove itself in battle, resulting in a combat record of which any infantry regiment, black or white, could be proud"--
From Antietam to Fort Fisher : the Civil War letters of Edward King Wightman, 1862-1865 by Edward King Wightman( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lee's cavalrymen : a history of the mounted forces of the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865 by Edward G Longacre( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to Lincoln's Cavalrymen, this volume focuses on the cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia its leadership, the military life of its officers and men as revealed in their diaries and letters, the development of its tactics as the war evolved, and the influence of government policies on its operational abilities. All the major players and battles are involved, including Joseph E. Johnston, P.G.T Beauregard, and J.E.B. Stuart
The commanders of Chancellorsville : the gentleman versus the rogue by Edward G Longacre( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Colorful and controversial, "Fighting Joe" Hooker had a fondness for cards, booze, and loose women. His army was so undisciplined that the dalliance of his troops with camp "followers" is frequently said to have spawned the modern word hooker. In the strategies of war he had a gambler's mentality - a unique combination of nerve, braggadocio, and bluff that made him a formidable foe." "Robert E. Lee, born and bred a gentleman, was in many ways Hooker's opposite. With his impeccable social and military pedigree, Lee exuded rectitude, respectability, and erudition. He carried the mantle of authority with the ease and grace of a genuine aristocrat."
The early morning of war : Bull Run, 1861 by Edward G Longacre( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sharpshooters : a history of the Ninth New Jersey Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War by Edward G Longacre( )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Custer and his wolverines : the Michigan Cavalry Brigade, 1861-1865 by Edward G Longacre( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fitz Lee : a military biography of Major General Fitzhugh Lee, C.S.A. by Edward G Longacre( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the grandson of Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee and the nephew of Robert E. Lee, Fitzhugh Lee-nicknamed "Fitz"--Was born into one of Virginia's most distinguished families.€Upon graduation from West Point, Fitz Lee served in the U.S. Army until the outbreak of the Civil War, when he joined the Confederate cavalry forces. After participating in the Peninsula Campaign, he rapidly rose in rank, promoted first to brigadier general in July 1862, then to major general in the fall of 1863. Only twenty-seven years old, he commanded with distinction at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Ge
 
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Associated Subjects
African American soldiers American Civil War (1861-1865) Buford, John, Bull Run, 1st Battle of (Virginia : 1861) Butler, Benjamin F.--(Benjamin Franklin), Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence, Chancellorsville, Battle of (Virginia : 1863) Command of troops Confederate States of America.--Army Confederate States of America.--Army.--Cavalry Confederate States of America.--Army of Northern Virginia Custer, George A.--(George Armstrong), Generals Gettysburg Campaign (1863) Grant, Ulysses S.--(Ulysses Simpson), Hooker, Joseph, Hunt, Henry Jackson, Lee, Fitzhugh, Lee, Robert E.--(Robert Edward), Maine--Brewer Michigan Military campaigns Military operations, Cavalry Military participation--African American New Jersey New York (State) New York (State)--New York North Carolina Pennsylvania Pickett, George E.--(George Edward), Regimental histories Soldiers Strategy United States United States.--Army United States.--Army.--Cavalry United States.--Army.--Colored Infantry Regiment, 4th (1863-1866) United States.--Army.--Michigan Cavalry Brigade (1862-1865) United States.--Army.--New Jersey Infantry Regiment, 9th (1861-1865) United States.--Army.--New York Infantry Regiment, 3rd (1861-1865) United States.--Army.--New York Infantry Regiment, 9th (1861-1863) United States.--Army of the James United States.--Army of the Potomac United States.--Army of the Potomac.--Cavalry Corps United States--Confederate States of America Virginia Virginia--Chancellorsville Wheeler, Joseph, Wightman, Edward King, Wilson, James Harrison,
Joshua Chamberlain : the soldier and the man
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Joshua Chamberlain : the soldier and the manA soldier to the last : Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler in blue and grayLincoln's cavalrymen : a history of the mounted forces of The Army of the Potomac, 1861-1865General John BufordArmy of amateurs : General Benjamin F. Butler and the Army of the James, 1863-1865Grant's cavalryman : the life and wars of General James H. WilsonPickett, leader of the charge : a biography of General George E. Pickett, C.S.A.The Cavalry at Gettysburg : a tactical study of mounted operations during the Civil War's pivotal campaign, 9 June-14 July 1863
Alternative Names
Longacre, Ed.

Longacre, Ed 1946-

Longacre, Edward

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English (121)