With the collapse of the Confederate defences at Forts Henry and Donelson on the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers, the entire Tennessee Valley was open to Union invasion and control. These Northern victories set up the 1864 Atlanta Campaign that cut the Confederacy in two. Had Confederate planning and leadership been better, no one can say what difference it might have made to the Civil War in the West and the outcome of the war itself. Where The South Lost The War is a fascinating and comprehensive analysis of the Fort Henry-Fort Donelson Campaign. Kendall D. Gott examines in detail the preparation, logistics and events that led to a large Confederate surrender and to the eventual defeat of the entire Confederate force. About the Author Kendall D. Gott is a military historian for the Combat Studies Institute at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He is the author of several articles and studies on American military history, including In Glory's Shadow: The 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment during the Persian Gulf War, 1990-1991.
Where The South Lost The War
An Analysis of the Fort Henry-fort Donelson Campaign, February 1862
The American Civil War S.