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ISBN: 0820309702
Author: James Pickett Jones
Language: English
Publisher: Univ of Georgia Pr; Reprint edition (December 1, 1987)
Pages: 260
Category: United States
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 655
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James Pickett Jones' "Yankee Blitzkrieg" is the only work in book form to treat Wilson's Raid in detail. It is primarily an operational history, focusing on the movements of brigades and divisions during the conduct of the great raid.

James Pickett Jones' "Yankee Blitzkrieg" is the only work in book form to treat Wilson's Raid in detail.

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a b c Jones, James Pickett. Yankee Blitzkrieg: Wilson's Raid Through Alabama and Georgia. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1987. Reprinted as a Brown Thrasher Book. Originally published Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1976. ISBN 978-0-8203-0370-3. a b c Herbert, Keith S. Battle of Ebenezer Church in Encyclopedia of Alabama. Retrieved July 26, 2015. Jones, James Pickett. Reprinted as a Brown Thrasher Book

This work examines the 1865 raid upon the collapsing Confederacy in Alabama, led by James H. Wilson and his three Union cavalry divisions.

This work examines the 1865 raid upon the collapsing Confederacy in Alabama, led by James H. The Campaign that Captured Jeff Davis. com User, February 7, 2004.

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Thirteen thousand four hundred and eighty Union cavalrymen stood on the north bank of the Tennessee River mounted, armed, and ready to cut a path of destruction through the heart of Alabama and Georgia.

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“Jones handles the narrative details of the campaign in good fashion. He sets the context of events, with full appreciation of the command question involved, and includes the reactions of individual officers and enlisted men. . . . Excellent.” -American Historical Review

Comments:

zmejka
In the cold and wet spring of 1865, in the Civil War's fourth year, 14,000 Union cavalrymen under Major General James Wilson surged forward like a mighty deluge into the Confederate states of Alabama and Georgia. Wilson's orders were to tear through this untouched region and gut any remaining industrial capacity of the dying Confederacy. Wilson's Raid covered well over 525 miles in less than two months, proving MG Wilson an able commander, capturing or killing several thousand rebels and leaving a swathe of territory in smoking ruins. The large-scale operation would have had more fame and recognition had its success not been necessarily overshadowed by Robert E. Lee's surrender and the final end of the long and terrible war itself.

James Pickett Jones' "Yankee Blitzkrieg" is the only work in book form to treat Wilson's Raid in detail. It is primarily an operational history, focusing on the movements of brigades and divisions during the conduct of the great raid. There are enough recollections of lower-grade Union officers and enlisted men to give the feel of the action, from accounts of destroying factories to daring cavalry assaults on Confederate positions. "Yankee Blitzkrieg" is a well-written history of the Civil War's largest cavalry operation but it does suffer from a lack of detailed maps. Despite this drawback it remains a worthy addition to any Civil War buff's bookshelf, and is a highly informative account of Wilson's Raid.
Gajurus
This is a thorough, balanced study of James Harrison Wilson's late Civil War cavalry raid on Alabama and Georgia. It is well substantiated and engagingly written. This was an aspect of the Civil War I was particularly curious about, and for which few detailed accounts are available other than in Wilson's own lengthy autobiography. My questions were fully answered, and the story was exciting as well. The author does very well in explaining Wilson's innovations in mass cavalry strategy and tactics, which were later influential on motorized warfare; hence the title.
Daiktilar
The Union Cavalry finally came into its own under leaders such as Sheridan,Grierson,Custer and Wilson...the dour Wilson put paid to Forrest's attacks at Franklin and later hustled him out of the last manufacturing centre's of the South that would have enabled the prolonging of the War...a rather grim, humourless person unfazed by Forrest's strategems Wilson showed a bulldog like determination to destroy the factories that provided the sinews of war...Forrest with his ragtag command couldn't bluff or outgeneral Wilson...a good thundering read
Wooden Purple Romeo
It just shows how foolish, the Southern Leadership was at the end of the war. If the Southern Government, would have ended it, when General Lee did. So much of the deep south, that had not seen the large battles of the war, could have been saved. I only wished, that Yankee Blitzkrieg covered more of The Lost Brigade, General Croxton command. I been reading Civil War books for 50 years and realized, I know nothing about the real last few days of the war.
Abuseyourdna
The title is anachronistic but the book is a good account of Wilson's invasion of Alabama and Georgia near the end of the Civil War. The campaign is noteworthy since Wilson was the first and only Yankee cavalry commander to defeat Nathan Bedford Forrest. This book is for Civil War buffs. While well written, I suspect the topic is rather arcane for the average reader. But if you're looking for an account of fast moving cavalry action, this is it.

A minor complaint: there isn't an order of battle for either side. I had to find a Union OB in Arnold's "Armies of US Grant". Also, in the Kindle edition, the maps are small and I have not figured out how to blow them up.
Groll
The author has done a scholarly job on Wilson's raid. I gave only 4 stars because of the following statement on P. 8..."Col. Abel Streight had ridden into Alabama, only to be turned back and smashed by an inferior force of Confederate horsemen under Nathan Bedford Forrest." Apparently the author didn't know that Streight and his entire command were captured (not turned back) by Forrest.
Bys
Very readable and authoritative account of Wilson's cavalry raid into Alabama and Georgia in late March and April 1865, including the capture of Jeff Davis. Maps are fairly well rendered and allow the reader to obtain a good perspective of the objectives of the raid and the various engagements. Well done.
Fine book. Easy to read. A must for all American Civil War Re-enactors, War Gamers, and Military Historians.

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