Leaders of the Lost Cause

New Perspectives on the Confederate High Command

Book Description

This exciting and groundbreaking collection of essays looks at the lives and command decisions of eight Confederates who held the rank of full general and at the impact they had on the conduct, and ultimate outcome, of the Civil War. Old myths and familiar assumptions are cast aside as a group of leading Civil War historians offers new insight into the men of the South, on whose shoulders the weight of prosecuting the war would wall.

About Gallagher, Gary W.

Gary W. Gallagher is the John L. Nau III Professor of the History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia and has written and edited numerous books, including Lee and His Army in Confederate History and The Confederate War.
Joseph T. Glatthaar is professor of history at the University of Houston and author of Partners in Command, Forged in Battle, and other publications.