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  • Author:
    Larry Wood
  • ISBN:
    159629857X
  • ISBN13:
    978-1596298576
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    The History Press; First American Edition edition (June 4, 2010)
  • Pages:
    160 pages
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    Americas
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Though the First and Second Battles of Newtonia did not match epic Civil War battles like Antietam, where . The second battle-a fight that was fierce and furious" while it lasted-stands as the last important engagement of the Civil War in the state.

Though the First and Second Battles of Newtonia did not match epic Civil War battles like Antietam, where over thirty-five hundred soldiers were killed in a single day, and Gettysburg, where twice that number died in three days of fighting, such smaller engagements were just as important to the men who lived through them. The ones who didn't were just as dead, and for a brief time at least, the combat often raged just as violently. With the approach of the sesquicentennial of the war, some of the lesser-known battles are finally getting their due.

Though the First and Second Battles of Newtonia did not match epic Civil War battles like Antietam, where over thirty-five hundred soldiers were killed in a single day, and Gettysburg, where twice that number died in three days of fighting, such smaller engagements were just as important t. .

On October 28, 1864, it stopped to rest about two miles (3 km) south of Newtonia, Missouri.

The First Battle of Newtonia was fought as part of the American Civil War, on September 30, 1862 in Newton County, Missouri. Following the Battle of Pea Ridge in March 1862, most Confederate and Union troops had left northwestern Arkansas and southwestern Missouri. By late summer, the Confederates had returned to the area, which caused much apprehension in nearby Federally occupied Springfield, Missouri, and Fort Scott, Kansas

The American Civil War was the largest and most destructive conflict in the .

The American Civil War was the largest and most destructive conflict in the Western world between the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 and the onset of World War I in 1914. The Civil War started because of uncompromising differences between the free and slave states over the power of the national government to prohibit slavery in the territories that had not yet become states

I believe he overstates the threat of a protracted civil war though. It's possible but only for so long. He does try and end the book on an optimistic note, but seems to not realize that the destiny is necessary and should be embraced rather than lamenting what might have been.

I believe he overstates the threat of a protracted civil war though. After a year or so at most heavy-weapon ammunition, spare parts and vehicles will falter due to the supply-lines and logistics being depleted.

by Larry Wood · data of the paperback book Two Civil War Battles o.details (Spain - España). ISBN: 978-1-59629-857-6. ISBN-10: 1-59629-857-X.

The Two Civil War Battles of Newtonia: Fierce and Furious. Big Bethel: The First Battle presents the series of events on the Virginia Peninsula that culminated in the 10 June 1861 Battle of Big Bethel. The Battle of Westport: Missouri's Great Confederate Raid. This is the story of how the Civil War evolved from passionate rhetoric to vicious combat. Even though the engagement’s luster would pale and be surpassed by much bloodier battles, it would be well remembered by those who fought at Big Bethel. It was, indeed, an awakening to the grim reality of war.

Are you sure you want to remove The two Civil War battles of Newtonia from your list? . A neat village : Newtonia, 1852-1862. The Civil War in Missouri, 1861-1862.

Are you sure you want to remove The two Civil War battles of Newtonia from your list? The two Civil War battles of Newtonia. Published 2010 by History Press in Charleston, SC. Written in English. American Indian involvement in the Civil War. Prelude to battle : summer 1862. The eve of battle : September 29, 1862. The first battle of Newtonia : morning, September 30, 1862. The first battle of Newtonia : afternoon, September 30, 1862. The federals retake Newtonia. A nice clean little town : Newtonia, fall 1862 to fall 1864.

Though the First and Second Battles of Newtonia did not match epic Civil War battles like Antietam, where over thirty-five hundred soldiers were killed in a single day, and Gettysburg, where twice that number died in three days of fighting, such smaller engagements were just as important to the men who lived through them. The ones who didn't were just as dead, and for a brief time at least, the combat often raged just as violently. With the approach of the sesquicentennial of the war, some of the lesser-known battles are finally getting their due. Join local resident and historian Larry Wood as he expertly chronicles both Battles of Newtonia, the first of which, in 1862, was the Confederacy's first attempt to reestablish a significant presence in Missouri and the only Civil War battle in which American Indians took opposing sides, fighting in units of regimental strength. The second battle--a fight that was fierce and furious" while it lasted--stands as the last important engagement of the Civil War in the state."

Arith
This is not so much a review of the author's work as it is a complaint about what I see as a trend towards erroneous statements appearing on several of the volumes in the History Press's Sesquicentennial series. The back of the book's description states that the first battle of Newtonia was "the first and only civil war battle in which American Indians took opposing sides, fighting in units of regimental strength". WHAT? Apparently whoever wrote this silliness knew nothing of the fighting that took place throughout the war in Indian Territory. Native Americans fought each other repeatedly and several times in units of regimental strength.....1st and second Cabin creek, and Honey springs just to name a few engagements. H.P. needs some better editors to say the least. Other than that little nitpick, I recommend Mr. Wood's work on a little known, rarely discussed corner of the Trans-Mississippi theater. Plenty of maps are always a welcome feature to a battle study and this edition has several, as well as some interesting photos.
Cordantrius
Details of both battles at Newtonia. Decent maps of troop placement will allow follwing the conflict when I visit the area. Am looking forward to touring the area with this book as a guide.
Worla
I am pleased when new works appear on the war in the Trans-Mississippi theatre. Even more so when it covers some of the smaller and lesser known battles too.

The author does a fine job of presenting the two actions that occured at the town of Newtonia, Missouri. The narrative of the battles and the descriptions of the area are clear and easy to follow. The chapter covering the current efforts at preserving the battlefield was also interesting and I hope will help to encourage preservation of the site. The conclusions that the author reaches seem to be based on the evidence and are not unreasonable. Both the Union and Confederate forces and leaders get fair treatment.

As for improvements to this work the only one that I would recommend would be to improve the quality of the maps. There are plenty of maps and the course of the battles can be followed pretty well using them, however they seemed just a little too crude for me.

This work is another welcomed addition to the literature covering the Trans-Mississippi Theatre and I hope that the author will continue to produce more works such as this one.
Dikus
More like a summary of the fight for Missouri. Awful, awful maps. Why label southern units by commander and union units by regiment? Too many site references that were omitted from the "maps". The maps look like they were drawn by a grade school kid with two pencils. I learned nothing new from this book.