Popular Books on Army of Tennessee

 

The Army of Tennessee was the principal of Confederate army operating between the Appalachian Mountains and Mississippi River during the American Civil War. It was formed in 1862, and it fought until the end of the war in 1865, participating in most of the significant battles in the Western Theater.

The Army was formed on November 20, 1862, by when General Braxton Bragg renamed the former Army of Mississippi and was divided into two corps commanded by Leonidas Polk and William J. Hardee.

 

The Army of Tennessee (The Civilisation of the American Indian Series)

The book is about the history of the Army of Tennessee is one of the ever-changing commanders, of bickering and wrangling among its leaders, and a discouraging succession of disappointments and might-have-been.

Read it For:
The book will give you tantalizing glimpse of great events and also interest you with the focal points of America’s great agony.
Don't Read it For:
Not recommended for the people who are casual readers of history.
What makes this book stand out?:
It’s well-organized and gives an in-depth of understanding of the Army of Tennessee making you familiar with the history and its military aspect. This book is one of the best reads on the list of books on Army of Tennessee.

Army of the Heartland: The army of Tennessee (1861-1862)

Most of the civil wars are fought in Southern Soil, talking about the responsibility of defending the Confederacy rested with two great military forces, with one of the armies defended the heart of Confederacy which was a vital area as it included Tennessee and large portions of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Kentucky with the story of the Army of the Heartland.

Read it For:
to understand the details of obstacles this army faced, including ineffective leadership and conflicts between leaders.
Don't Read it For:
the maps present in the book gives a vague appearance of the roads of Kentucky that are vanishing and appearing within the maps.
What makes this book stand out?:
Connelly does a great job by explaining every part of the book in depth for the better understanding of its readers.

Nothing but the Victory: The Army of Tennessee (1861-1865)

The book is composed entirely on the Midwesterners and moulded into a lean skilled fighting machine by Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman, the Army of the Tennessee who marched directly into the hearts of the Confederacy and won major victories at Shiloh and at the rebel strongholds of Vicksburg and Atlanta.

Read it For:
full consideration of the remarkable unit that has received less prestige than the famed Army of the Potomac but was responsible for the decisive victories that turned the tide of war toward the Union.
Don't Read it For:
Absence of the maps in the book can make the book boring and dull to read.
What makes this book stand out?:
Truly impressive. Woodworth has described with clarity and vigor the tactical actions in such battles as Shiloh, Champion Hill, and Atlanta.

Soldiering in the army of Tennessee: A Portrait of the life in a Confederate army

The book offers a view from the trenches of the Confederate Army of Tennessee where the book is not entirely on the story of the commander. But it shows in the intimate detail of what the war in the western theater was like for the enlisted men. It also argues about the unity of the army of Tennessee unlike that of the Army of Northern Virginia which could be understood only by viewing the army from the bottom up rather than the top down.

Read it For:
The book gives us a complete detail on the soldiers of the Army of Tennessee with the letters and diaries from the soldiers itself.
Don't Read it For:
The data presented in the book relies on the data that is suspect and sketchy.
What makes this book stand out?:
The author best portraits the soldiers of the Army of Tennessee. Working with an impressive array of unpublished sources, he has performed a long-needed service in bringing these western Confederates out from the shadow of their more famous counterparts in Lee's army.
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Battle of Stones River: The Forgotten Conflict between the Confederate Army of Tennessee and the Union Army of the Cumberland

Daniel studies the battles of two antagonists William S. Rosecrans for the Union Army of the Cumberland and Braxton Bragg for the Confederate Army of Tennessee by presenting a contrast in their leadership and a series of missteps.

Read it For:
The author’s generous explanations of the modern location of various key points of the battle.
Don't Read it For:
Lack of analysis of the two army soldiers performances by the author can disappoint you a bit.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is deeply researched, with multiple sources of facts where the writer is familiar with the battlefield and makes you understand every aspect of it. This is a good read on the list of best books on Army of Tennessee.

The Army of Tennessee Organization, Strength, and Causalities (1862-1865)

The Army of Tennessee was officially on designated November 20, 1862, which was not the main fighting force in the Civil War western theater. But it was known as an army of Mississippi a command organized on March 5, with its area of operations between the Mississippi River and the Appalachian Mountains. It also talks about the army formed of Central Kentucky following the Confederate disaster at Fort Donelson.

Read it For:
This book details the often-neglected army’s organization, strength, and casualties during its three-year history.
Don't Read it For:
Text might bore you as it is too long at certain places.
What makes this book stand out?:
anyone interested in the Army of Tennessee and Civil War history.

General Joseph Wheeler and the Army of Tennessee

This book is the famous biography of the Confederate Cavalry leader Joseph Wheeler who had much success fighting in the west during the Civil War.

Read it For:
Gives you the complete understanding of the life of Joseph Wheeler talking about every aspect of his life with his immense dedication in wars and also about his success during the Civil War.
Don't Read it For:
Not good for people who don’t have any idea about the western campaign.
What makes this book stand out?:
A complete guide of the biography of a person who made his success while fighting in the west during the Civil war.

Onward Southern Soldiers: Religion and the Army of Tennessee in the Civil war

The Civil War was tiring, bloody and hard-fought combat on both the sides, then what was it that sustained the soldiers low on supply and morale? It was Army of Tennessee in the Civil War that explores the significant impact of religion on every rank from generals till common soldiers.

Read it For:
The book will give you the complete story of South with its true character and subject.
Don't Read it For:
Editing of the book is not done appropriately in certain areas within the book.
What makes this book stand out?:
Book presented using primary source material such as diaries, letters, journals and sermons of the Army of Tennessee, Traci Nichols-Belt, along with Gordon T. Belt, presents the history of the vital role of the army's religious practices. This is one of the must-reads on the list of popular books on Army of Tennessee.

Cannoneers in Gray: The Field Artillery of the Army of Tennessee, 1861-1865 (Alabama Fire Ant)

This book is the story of the “Western Long Arm” who is the artillery of the major force of Confederacy in the western theater of the Southern historian.

Read it For:
The excellent job done by the author by pointing out the struggles of western long arm throughout the war.
Don't Read it For:
The book is annoying due to the repeated typos.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book presents the story of the western long arm in a beautiful way talking about the major force of Confederacy showing the positions of the various batteries within the battlefield.

Autumn of Glory: The Army of Tennessee (1862-1865)

The book talks about the re-offensive of General Braxton Bragg in Tennessee in 1862 through the Southern retreat in 1865.

Read it For:
The book is a primarily researched examination of Confederate army of Tennessee covering the facts from late 1862 to the end of the Civil War.
Don't Read it For:
Certain points of the book can be a letdown for you because of the repetition of words.
What makes this book stand out?:
The way the examination of Army of Tennessee in 1862 was done until the end of the Civil war. A great read among the 10 best-selling books on Army of Tennessee, it will provide you a lot of information.

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