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Hood's Defeat near Fox's Gap (Hardback)

Prelude to Emancipation

Military > By Century > 19th Century Military > Pre-WWI > American History > American Civil War

By Curtis L. Older
Imprint: Casemate Publishers
Pages: 240
Illustrations: B/w images
ISBN: 9781636242736
Published: 15th March 2023



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Hood’s Defeat near Fox’s Gap is an exceptional analysis of Confederate Brigadier General John Bell Hood’s troop movements during the battle of South Mountain. For the past 160 years, all other authors misplaced Hood’s troop positions on the Fox’s Gap battlefield by approximately half a mile. The actual location of Hood's attack reconfigures the entire placement of the competing forces in the battle and, thus, the conclusions one makes about the struggle. The failure to understand the topographical characteristics of the battlefield has led other writers to make false assumptions about Hood's movement. For the first time, this book retells the battle based on the actual geography and topography of the battlefield.

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About Curtis L. Older

Curtis L. Older is the author of The Braddock Expedition and Fox’s Gap in Maryland, The Land Tracts of the Battlefield of South Mountain, and News from Fox’s Gap. With Hood’s Defeat near Fox’s Gap, the author has solidified his place as one of the foremost authorities on Fox’s Gap in Maryland. The author’s research skills and analytical ability have enabled him to discover some of the lost secrets of Fox’s Gap.

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