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Spring 1865: The Closing Campaigns of the Civil War

Great Campaigns of the Civil War
Narrated by: Steve Rausch
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
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When General Robert E. Lee fled from Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia in April 1865, many observers did not realize that the Civil War had reached its nadir. A large number of Confederates, from Jefferson Davis down to the rank-and-file, were determined to continue fighting. Though Union successes had nearly extinguished the Confederacy's hope for an outright victory, the South still believed it could force the Union to grant a negotiated peace that would salvage some of its war aims. As evidence of the Confederacy's determination, two major Union campaigns, along with a number of smaller engagements, were required to quell the continued organized Confederate military resistance.

In Spring 1865, Perry D. Jamieson juxtaposes for the first time the major campaign against Lee that ended at Appomattox and General William T. Sherman's march north through the Carolinas, which culminated in General Joseph E. Johnston's surrender at Bennett Place. Jamieson also addresses the efforts required to put down armed resistance in the Deep South and the Trans-Mississippi. As both sides fought for political goals following Lee's surrender, these campaigns had significant consequences for the political-military context that shaped the end of the war, as well as Reconstruction.

"A valuable addition to Civil War historiography." - Military Review

"Readers looking for an authoritative single volume on the campaigns that ended the Civil War will want to consider Spring 1865." - Civil War Book Review

"This book is highly recommended to any student of the Civil War." - Army History

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  • 02-25-19

Great Summary of Final Months of the U.S.Civil War

This history is a great summary of the final 5 months and 60 days thereafter of the U.S. Civil War. Does a great job of covering troop movements and losses in the final campaigns. A little heavy on minutia at times, but overall a good listen. My only complaint is that when the narrator read from any Confederate Generals he channeled, at times, Foghorn Leghorn. But his narration was clear and very listenable..