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and the Civil War's Final Campaign

Eric J. Wittenberg

Format: Paperback, 360 pages
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-61121-249-5
ebook: 978-1-61121-015-6
On Sale: February 2015

Format: Hardcover, 366 pages
ISBN: 1-932714-17-0
eBook: 978-1-61121-015-6
On Sale: Fall 2005

Foreword by Mark Bradley, author of Last Stand
in the Carolinas: The Battle of Bentonville

48 photos, 28 maps, notes, appendices,
biblio., index, and d.j.

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Praise for The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads

"Eric Wittenberg has written such a vivid history of this March 10, 1865 engagement that readers will get a feel for the ground without seeing it."

- Civil War News

“Eric J. Wittenberg’s The Battle of Monroe’s Crossroads features a marvelous cast of characters and a riveting story impeccably researched and judiciously interpreted. It is the definitive account of this fascinating battle.”

- Mark L. Bradley,
author of Last Stand in the Carolinas: The Battle of Bentonville

“With one or two exceptions, cavalry battles are an overlooked species in writing about Civil War combat. Eric J. Wittenberg has uncovered a fascinating encounter from the war's final weeks involving colorful personalities and bold risk takers. The "fog of war" often lays thickest on cavalry engagements, where the tempo is rapid and the distances involved are much greater than line-of-sight infantry fights. Yet Wittenberg has worked through the scattered and contradictory testimony to expertly piece together a great untold tale. All the elements that we expect in great battle are here as well: high drama, command decisions good, bad, and ugly; courage and cowardice, sacrifice and fortitude. Readers both new to the genre and veteran to the literature will find much of value here.”

- Noah Andre Trudeau,
author of Gettysburg: A Testing of Courage

“Lay historians, particularly those who enjoy the nuts-and-bolts of battle, will embrace Wittenberg’s work for its flowing narrative and military details.”

- Brian D. McKnight


Eric J. Wittenberg

Eric J. Wittenberg is an accomplished American Civil War cavalry historian and author. An attorney in Ohio, Wittenberg has authored over a dozen books on Civil War cavalry subjects, as well as two dozen articles...

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