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The Battle of Perryville, 1862: Culmination of the Failed Kentucky Campaign

by Broadwater, Robert P.
Publisher: McFarland Press
Retail Price: $39.99
Issue: Spring 2006
ISBN: 078642303X

Often overshadowed by the epic struggles of the Civil War were numerous other battles that proved less memorable but no less significant. As Robert P. Broadwater reveals, the defeat of Gen. Braxton Bragg's Confederate forces near Perryville, Kentucky in October 1862 confirmed that the Blue Grass state would remain under Union control. Missed opportunities, wasted chances, and bitter infighting among the Confederate high command resulted in the Rebel defeat and convinced many observers living in this crucial border state of the South's inability to win the war.

review of The Battle of Perryville, 1862: Culmination of the Failed Kentucky Campaign, by Broadwater, Robert P., Civil War Book Review, (Spring 2006).