Glory Road

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Glory Road

Author: Bruce Catton
Publisher: Doubleday
Copyright: 1952
Pages: 382
Cover Price: $ 14.00

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This is volume II of Bruce Catton's work on the Army of the Potomac. The critical months between the autumn of 1862 and midsummer 1863 is the focus of Glory Road. During this time the outcome of the Civil War is determined, as the battles at Fredericksburg, Rappahannock and Chancellorsville set the stage for Union victory as Gettysburg.

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The main Union force protesting the national capital and the Eastern states during the Civil War was the Army of the Potomac, which under generals Meade and Grant eventually brought the war to a close. During the Battle of Fredericksburg in 1862, Robert E. Lee outmanuevered and defeated the Army of the Potomac under Burnside. The Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863 was a Confederate victory for Robert E. Lee but cost the life of Stonewall Jackson. The Battle of Gettysburg represented the high water mark of the Confederacy when it was fought in July 1863.