The Uncivil War: Irregular Warfare in the Upper South, 1861-1865

The Uncivil War Irregular Warfare in the Upper South An in depth examination of irregular warfare in the Upper South during the Civil War outlines the Southern strategy of waging war the Northern response and the outcome of the conflict

  • Title: The Uncivil War: Irregular Warfare in the Upper South, 1861-1865
  • Author: Robert R. Mackey
  • ISBN: 9780806136240
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An in depth examination of irregular warfare in the Upper South during the Civil War outlines the Southern strategy of waging war, the Northern response, and the outcome of the conflict.

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    1. In treating the entire range of irregular warfare across the upper South during the Civil War, Mackey illustrates that 1861-65 was not exactly a war between the states. For the upper South - Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia, even North Carolina (though not covered) -- it also was a war among the populations of states. Both geography and the importance of the theater to the prosecution of the conventional war shaped the form and level of the irregular war. For readers of the C [...]

    2. The subject of the book is widely left out of most treatments of the War Between the States and is probably the least understood aspect of the conflict. Mackey organizes the material well (into three distinct "theatres" and more importantly takes great pains to define the typology of irregular warfare and how different actors fit into the picture.

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