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 Posted: Sun Nov 13th, 2011 12:56 pm
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Gary Gallagher wrote a pretty good book on the ANV vs. AoT phenomenon called "Lee and his Army in Confederate History." He argues that by the end of the war, Southern civilians had wrapped the entire Confederate cause in the fate of Army of Northern Virginia. That is why we consider the end of the war Appomattox even though there were Confederate troops in the field for another couple of months afterwards. Another very innovative book that tries to explain why the Army of Northern Virginia was so much more successful than the Army of Tennessee is "Two Great Rebel Armies" by Richard McMurray.

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