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Civil War Campaigns in the Heartland

Many historians now believe that the Civil War was decided in the Western Theater, the immense and varied landscape between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River. Yet scholarship has traditionally focused on the Eastern Theater of the war.

Civil War Campaigns in the Heartland aims to resolve this imbalance and spark further investigation of the often overlooked Western Theater. Each of that theater’s major campaigns—from Shiloh to Vicksburg and Chickamauga to Mobile—is examined in its own volume, with multiple volumes on the Vicksburg and Atlanta Campaigns. In the essays, both established and new historians probe previously unexplored facets of each campaign. From analyzing tactics and measuring the impact of the campaigns on civilians to scrutinizing commanders and their relationships, this exciting series provides readers with an in-depth exploration of the Western Theater.

Series Editors, Steven E. Woodworth and Charles D. Grear

Steven E. Woodworth is a professor of history at Texas Christian University. He is the author, a coauthor, or an editor of more than thirty books, including This Great Struggle: America’s Civil War and Nothing but Victory: The Army of the Tennessee, 1861–1865. He won the prestigious Fletcher Pratt Award for Jefferson Davis and His Generals and Davis and Lee at War.

Charles D. Grear is a professor of history at Central Texas College. He is the author, a coauthor, or an editor of eight books, including Why Texans Fought in the Civil War and The Fate of Texas: The Civil War and the Lone Star State.


Steven E. Woodworth
Department of History
TCU Box 297260
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX 76129

Charles D. Grear
Central Texas College
attn: Social and Behavioral Science Department
6200 W. Central Texas Expressway
Killeen, TX 76549-4199

Sponsoring Editor, Sylvia Frank Rodrigue

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