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Rebel Yell - The Violence, Passion and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson

S. C. Gwynne

From the author of the mega-bestselling, prize-winning New York Times bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon comes a groundbreaking account of how Civil War general Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson became a great and tragic American hero. General Stonewall Jackson was like no one anyone had ever seen. In April of 1862 he was merely another Confederate general with only a single battle credential in an army fighting in what seemed to be a losing cause. By middle June he had engineered perhaps the greatest military campaign in American history and was one of the most famous men in the Western World. He had given the Confederate cause what it had recently lacked: hope. In four full-scale battles and six major skirmishes in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, Jackson had taken an army that never numbered more than 17,000 men and often had far less, against more than 70,000 Union troops whose generals had been ordered specifically to destroy him. And he had humiliated them, in spite of their best efforts, sent the armies reeling backward in retreat. He had done it with the full knowledge that he and his army were alone in a Union-dominated wilderness and surrounded at all times. He had even beaten a trap designed by Lincoln himself to catch him. How did he do this? Jackson marched his men at a pace unknown to soldiers of the era. He made flashing strikes in unexpected places, and assaults of hard and relentless fury. He struck from behind mountain ranges and out of steep passes. His use of terrain reminded observers of Hannibal and Napoleon. His exploits in the valley rank among the most spectacular military achievements of the 19th century. Considered one of our country's greatest military figures, a difficult genius cited as inspiration by such later figures as George Patton and Erwin Rommel, and a man whose brilliance at the art of war transcends the Civil War itself, Stonewall Jackson's legacy is both great and tragic in this compelling account, which demonstrates how, as much as any Confederate figure, Jackson embodies the

From the author of the mega-bestselling, prize-winning New York Times bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon comes a groundbreaking account of how Civil War general Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson became a great and tragic American hero. General Stonewall Jackson was like no one anyone had ever seen. In April of 1862 he was merely another Confederate general with only a single battle credential in an army fighting in what seemed to be a losing cause. By middle June he had engineered perhaps the greatest military campaign in American history and was one of the most famous men in the Western World. He had given the Confederate cause what it had recently lacked: hope. In four full-scale battles and six major skirmishes in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, Jackson had taken an army that never numbered more than 17,000 men and often had far less, against more than 70,000 Union troops whose generals had been ordered specifically to destroy him. And he had humiliated them, in spite of their best efforts, sent the armies reeling backward in retreat. He had done it with the full knowledge that he and his army were alone in a Union-dominated wilderness and surrounded at all times. He had even beaten a trap designed by Lincoln himself to catch him. How did he do this? Jackson marched his men at a pace unknown to soldiers of the era. He made flashing strikes in unexpected places, and assaults of hard and relentless fury. He struck from behind mountain ranges and out of steep passes. His use of terrain reminded observers of Hannibal and Napoleon. His exploits in the valley rank among the most spectacular military achievements of the 19th century. Considered one of our country's greatest military figures, a difficult genius cited as inspiration by such later figures as George Patton and Erwin Rommel, and a man whose brilliance at the art of war transcends the Civil War itself, Stonewall Jackson's legacy is both great and tragic in this compelling account, which demonstrates how, as much as any Confederate figure, Jackson embodies the
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From the author of the mega-bestselling, prize-winning New York Times bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon comes a groundbreaking account of how Civil War general Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson became a great and tragic American hero. General Stonewall Jackson was like no one anyone had ever seen. In April of 1862 he was merely another Confederate general with only a single battle credential in an army fighting in what seemed to be a losing cause. By middle June he had engineered perhaps the greatest military campaign in American history and was one of the most famous men in the Western World. He had given the Confederate cause what it had recently lacked: hope. In four full-scale battles and six major skirmishes in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, Jackson had taken an army that never numbered more than 17,000 men and often had far less, against more than 70,000 Union troops whose generals had been ordered specifically to destroy him. And he had humiliated them, in spite of their best efforts, sent the armies reeling backward in retreat. He had done it with the full knowledge that he and his army were alone in a Union-dominated wilderness and surrounded at all times. He had even beaten a trap designed by Lincoln himself to catch him. How did he do this? Jackson marched his men at a pace unknown to soldiers of the era. He made flashing strikes in unexpected places, and assaults of hard and relentless fury. He struck from behind mountain ranges and out of steep passes. His use of terrain reminded observers of Hannibal and Napoleon. His exploits in the valley rank among the most spectacular military achievements of the 19th century. Considered one of our country's greatest military figures, a difficult genius cited as inspiration by such later figures as George Patton and Erwin Rommel, and a man whose brilliance at the art of war transcends the Civil War itself, Stonewall Jackson's legacy is both great and tragic in this compelling account, which demonstrates how, as much as any Confederate figure, Jackson embodies the

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cotter Smith

Length:

24h 58m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

37:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

31:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

37:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

45:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

23:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

50:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

33:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

47:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:07:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

24:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

21:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

18:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

23:37


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

23:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

34:37


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

25:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

23:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

22:05


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

38:58


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

59:10


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

29:19


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

40:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

39:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:02:46


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

39:47


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

56:06


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

58:43


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

32:57


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

51:43


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

34:04


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

28:13


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

01:10