The Confederacy at Flood Tide: The Political and Military Ascension, June to December 1862

The Confederacy at Flood Tide The Political and Military Ascension June to December The Fleeting Moment When the Confederate States of America Had the Best Opportunity to Achieve Independence and Why Their Efforts Failed The first six months of provided a string of Federal victo

  • Title: The Confederacy at Flood Tide: The Political and Military Ascension, June to December 1862
  • Author: Philip Leigh
  • ISBN: 9781594162480
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Fleeting Moment When the Confederate States of America Had the Best Opportunity to Achieve Independence and Why Their Efforts Failed The first six months of 1862 provided a string of Federal victories in the West at Mill Springs, Fort Donelson, Pea Ridge, Island Number 10, and Shiloh In May, New Orleans fell, and Union General George McClellan s army was so close to tThe Fleeting Moment When the Confederate States of America Had the Best Opportunity to Achieve Independence and Why Their Efforts Failed The first six months of 1862 provided a string of Federal victories in the West at Mill Springs, Fort Donelson, Pea Ridge, Island Number 10, and Shiloh In May, New Orleans fell, and Union General George McClellan s army was so close to the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia, that the troops could set their watches by the city s church bells But then the unexpected happened In June, Robert E Lee s Army of Northern Virginia pushed McClellan s much larger army back to the James River In Europe, Confederate diplomats sought international recognition for the Confederate States of America, which was made even attractive now that a shortage of cotton made the powerful textile interests anxious to end the war Further tipping the balance, in July, the Confederacy secretly ordered two of the latest ironclad ships from England s famous Laird Shipyard the same yard that built the commerce raider Alabama These steam powered ironclads would be far superior to anything in the Federal navy While the high tide of the Confederacy is often identifed as Pickett s Charge during the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863, the most opportune time for the Confederacy vanished seven months earlier, coinciding with President Abraham Lincoln s Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863 and the failure of the secessionist states to be recognized as a sovereign nation As Philip Leigh explains in his engrossing new book, The Confederacy at Flood Tide The Political and Military Ascension, June to December 1862, on every battlefront and in the governmental halls of Europe, the Confederate effort reached its furthest extent during the second half of 1862 But with the president s proclamation, battlefield reverses, Europe s decision to reject Confederate diplomatic overtures, and Britian s decision to halt the sale of the ironclads, the opportunity for Confederate success ended The Confederacy would recede, and the great battles of 1863 and 1864 only marked the Southerners tenacity and stubborn belief in a lost cause.

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