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War in Kentucky From Shiloh to Perryville was written by the same man who authored such compelling books as Shiloh In Hell Before Night and Chattanoga A Death Grip on the Confederacy That man could only be Civil War buff and historian James Lee McDonough Currently James Lee McDonough is a faculty member in the Department of History at Auburn University In 1966 he received his PhD from Florida State University after completing his dissertationThe Civil War Career of John M Schofield McDonoughs fields of specialty include US History to 1865 19th Century Europe US History since 1865 Medieval Europe and Religion However the historical period that we know as the Civil War is perhaps the closest to his heart as he has authored or co-authored several books dealing with this historical era and its battles These books include War in Kentucky From Shiloh to Perryville 1994 War So Terrible Sherman and Atlanta With James Pickett Jones as co-author 1987 Chattanoga A Death Grip on the Confederacy 1984 Five Tragic Hours The Battle of Franklin With T L Connelly as co-author 1983 Stones River Bloody Water in Tennessee 1980 Sky Riders History of the 327401 Glider Infantry With Richard S Gardner as co-author 1980 Shiloh In Hell Before Night 1977 Schofield Union General in the Civil War and Reconstruction 1972 James Lee McDonoughs War in Kentucky From Shiloh to Perryville is an account which allows the participants officers and soldiers to tell their own story In his attempt to do so McDonough draws on diaries letters and reminiscences to show that 1862 should have been considered to have been the decisive year of the Civil War It is his belief that Southern defeat was inevitable as he shows the strategic importance of Kentucky for both the Union and the confederacy with its important railways and waterways McDonough explores the Confederacys attempts to capture Kentucky first with their march across Tennessee and then onto
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