9780817307486-0817307486-Confederate Florida: The Road to Olustee

Confederate Florida: The Road to Olustee

ISBN-13: 9780817307486
ISBN-10: 0817307486
Edition: First Paperback
Author: Nulty, William H.
Publication date: 1994
Publisher: University Alabama Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780817307486
ISBN-10: 0817307486
Edition: First Paperback
Author: Nulty, William H.
Publication date: 1994
Publisher: University Alabama Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages

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Acknowledged authors Nulty, William H. wrote Confederate Florida: The Road to Olustee comprising 288 pages back in 1994. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0817307486 and 9780817307486. Since then Confederate Florida: The Road to Olustee textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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At the end of 1863 the Federal forces in the Department of the South were tied up in siege operations against Charleston and Savannah, operations that showed little progress or promise. The commander of the Department, Major General Quincy A. Gillmore, led an expedition into Florida to recruit blacks, cut off commissary supplies headed for other parts of the Confederacy, and disrupt the railroad system within Florida. Expedition forces landed at Jacksonville on February 7, 1864. The engagement at Olustee, not far from Gainesville, took place on February 20, 1864. it was the largest Civil War battle in Florida and one of the bloodiest Union defeats of the entire war. Nonetheless, because the engagement forced the Confederacy to divert 15,000 men from the thinly manned defense of Charleston and Savannah, it delayed critical reinforcement of the Army of Tennessee, which was fighting desperately to prevent the Union invasion of northwestern Georgia. Makin use of detailed maps and diagrams, Nulty presents a vivid account of this fascination Civil War effort.

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