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Fields of Blood: The Prairie Grove Campaign (review)

Fields of Blood: The Prairie Grove Campaign (review) Fields of Blood: The Prairie Grove Campaign. By William L. Shea. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009. Pp. 368. Cloth, $35.00.) William Shea, longtime professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has established himself as one of the premier historians of the trans-Mississippi region of the Civil War and as the authority on the war in Arkansas. This current volume grew out of his acclaimed study of the Pea Ridge campaign, coauthored with Earl Hess in 1992. Fields of Blood is equally impressive and has already received the prestigious Fletcher Pratt Award. On December 7, 1862, the battle at Prairie Grove a few miles southwest of Fayetteville in northwest Arkansas culminated a strange campaign between Confederate general Thomas Hindman and Union generals James Blunt and Francis J. Herron. The thrust of the campaign was Hindman's efforts to drive Union forces out of Arkansas, the same strategy that had led to the fight at Pea Ridge earlier in the year. As at Pea Ridge, the Confederates failed at Prairie Grove, though they fought a much better fight. Shea is at his best when describing campaign maneuvering, including troop movements and logistical problems. He also http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

Fields of Blood: The Prairie Grove Campaign (review)

The Journal of the Civil War Era , Volume 1 (2) – Jun 3, 2011

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Fields of Blood: The Prairie Grove Campaign. By William L. Shea. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009. Pp. 368. Cloth, $35.00.) William Shea, longtime professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has established himself as one of the premier historians of the trans-Mississippi region of the Civil War and as the authority on the war in Arkansas. This current volume grew out of his acclaimed study of the Pea Ridge campaign, coauthored with Earl Hess in 1992. Fields of Blood is equally impressive and has already received the prestigious Fletcher Pratt Award. On December 7, 1862, the battle at Prairie Grove a few miles southwest of Fayetteville in northwest Arkansas culminated a strange campaign between Confederate general Thomas Hindman and Union generals James Blunt and Francis J. Herron. The thrust of the campaign was Hindman's efforts to drive Union forces out of Arkansas, the same strategy that had led to the fight at Pea Ridge earlier in the year. As at Pea Ridge, the Confederates failed at Prairie Grove, though they fought a much better fight. Shea is at his best when describing campaign maneuvering, including troop movements and logistical problems. He also

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Jun 3, 2011

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