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Longacre, Edward G. 1946-

Overview
Works: 60 works in 215 publications in 1 language and 15,454 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Personal narratives  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E470, B
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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( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,525 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( )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,238 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 1,229 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 972 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
A regiment of slaves : the 4th United States Colored Infantry, 1863-1866 by Edward G Longacre( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 907 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 regiment⁰́₄drawn largely from freedmen and liberated slaves in the Middle Atlantic and New England states⁰́₄served 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
General John Buford by Edward G Longacre( )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 869 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 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the Civil War's largest repository of African-American troops, the only army in US history to field a corps composed exclusively of black units. Looks at the army's political and social significance as well as its military contributions, and key personalities
Fitz Lee : a military biography of Major General Fitzhugh Lee, C.S.A. by Edward G Longacre( )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the grandson of Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee and the nephew of Robert E. Lee, Fitzhugh Lee⁰́₄nicknamed "Fitz"⁰́₄was 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 Gettysburg. Severely wounded in 1864, he subsequently returned to service and was promoted to commander of the cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia, which he led during the final campaigns of the war.After the war Fitz Lee served as governor of Virginia, commander of the U.S. Volunteers in the Spanish-American War, and postwar occupation commander in Cuba. He also wrote many popular works of military history and biography; his biography of Robert E. Lee is still in print.Acclaimed Civil War author Edward G. Longacre has combed family records, West Point cadet files, and the National Archives to produce a lively biography of one of the South's youngest and ablest cavalry commanders⁰́₄a man who later became one of America's most distinguished military leaders
Gentleman and soldier : a biography of Wade Hampton III by Edward G Longacre( )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the Douglas Southall Freeman History Award, Gentleman and Soldier is the first biography in more than fifty years of Wade Hampton III (1818-1902), a Confederate general whose life provides a unique, sweeping insight into the entire history of the Civil War in the South. Hampton was a leading citizen of South Carolina before the war and the highest-ranking cavalry leader on either side during the war. He fought in a remarkable number of battles from Antietam to Gettysburg to Bentonville and after the war served as governor of South Carolina and in the U.S. Senate. Hampton's life, howev
Grant's cavalryman : the life and wars of General James H. Wilson by Edward G Longacre( )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography chronicles the life of General Grant's Cavalryman, General James H. Wilson, a man who is said to have revolutionized the Union cavalry
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 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the Ninth New Jersey Volunteer Infantry. The only New Jersey regiment to reenlist for the duration of the Civil War at the close of its initial three-year term, the Ninth saw action in forty-two battles and engagements across three states. Throughout the South, the regiment broke up enemy camps and supply depots, burned bridges, and destroyed railroad tracks to thwart Confederate movements. Members of the Ninth also suffered disease and starvation as POWs at the notorious Andersonville prison camp in Georgia
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 574 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 472 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 443 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 408 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 )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 367 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
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 348 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 321 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 )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 304 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 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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, 1861-1865A regiment of slaves : the 4th United States Colored Infantry, 1863-1866General John BufordArmy of amateurs : General Benjamin F. Butler and the Army of the James, 1863-1865Fitz Lee : a military biography of Major General Fitzhugh Lee, C.S.A.Gentleman and soldier : a biography of Wade Hampton III
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Longacre, Ed 1946-

Longacre, Edward

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