Try an audiobook on us

Six Armies in Tennessee

The Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns
Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins

Regular price: £24.19

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

When Vicksburg fell to Union forces under General Grant in July 1863, the balance turned against the Confederacy in the trans-Appalachian theater. The Federal success along the river opened the way for advances into central and eastern Tennessee, which culminated in the bloody battle of Chickamauga and then a struggle for Chattanooga. Chickamauga is usually counted as a Confederate victory, albeit a costly one. That battle - indeed the entire campaign - is marked by muddle and blunders occasionally relieved by strokes of brilliant generalship and high courage. The campaign ended significant Confederate presence in Tennessee and left the Union poised to advance upon Atlanta and the Confederacy on the brink of defeat in the western theater.

©1998 University of Nebraska Press (P)2017 Redwood Audiobooks

Critic reviews

"A fine analysis of strategic and tactical operations, stressing the influence of commanders on the success, or failure, of their armies." ( Kirkus)
"Concise and easily read... enables the reader to grasp the full significance of the whole campaign." ( Chattanooga Free Press)

What members say

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • cosmitron
  • 28-09-18

A good overview of an important point in history

Unless you are an expert of this point in American History you are unlikely to have great knowledge of this time...
this Audio Book can offer you great insight into this period and teach you a great deal about this important time.

The Narrator handled the material well.



This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • G. Roo
  • 22-01-19

Great story, great narration.

I enjoyed this story about a not well known part of American history with in a well known part of it. I enjoyed the stoy and the narration.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ecocat
  • 04-01-19

Tennessee Role in the Civil War

Six Armies in Tennessee is the turning point in the trans-Appalachian theater for the Union during the Civil War. This history book touches the economics, social, and military aspect of how the Civil War affect the people living in the trans-Appalachian mountains.

The narrator, Bill Nevitt sounds like a popular university professor giving the lectures. The narrator does not put the listeners to sleep. He has a great voice.

The only suggestion, I would recommend is to buy this book especially if ones is doing a research or a thesis. Great Civil War reference book.

I was given this audiobook by the narrator. I have volunteered to write an unbiased review for this book. I was not compensated or influenced in any way for writing this review.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Roger Fauble
  • 12-12-18

GOOD READ

My first read/listen from author Steven E. Woodworth was not my typical read. A non-fiction work detailing 2 Civil War battles. Highly detailed & well-written, this book may not be for everyone but I found it enjoyable. Bill Nevitt’s narration made the 10 ½ hour book pass quickly. I was given an Audible copy of this book & am voluntarily reviewing it. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Darcie
  • 20-11-18

great book for history buffs!

Great retelling of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga campaigns. Narration was exceptional...this book was a great companion on a road trip.
I voluntarily accepted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Cycletrash56
  • 06-11-18

Civil War History Lesson

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is for the audio copy of Six Armies in Tennessee The Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns, by Steven E. Woodworth and narrated by Bill Nevitt. This was a great civil war history lesson. I hadn’t had the opportunity to learn about this specific time frame of the war. This was enlightening and gave me great insight into how things turned out the way they did. The narrator did an excellent job in telling the story, great inflection and perfect pace.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Donna Wiebe
  • 13-10-18

Great details of Civil War fighting for Tennessee!

A very enjoyable book. It is very interesting how the author has analysed the strategy that was used and misused in these battles for Tennessee. Anyone who enjoys reading about civil war details, will enjoy this book that combines the nonfiction facts with possibly, fictional narrative. The reading of this book was exceptional. I really like the narrator's enunciation of words and he makes the topic easy to follow. I learned a lot about that part of the Civil War. A must listen for history buffs.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • KD
  • 13-10-18

Wonderful historical fiction and narration

This novel is a decent take on the Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns, the writing was good but the narration adds a lot to the experience.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Wayne Fannon
  • 12-10-18

A good overall story of the campaigns

I have an interest in the Civil War and have already listened to Foote's extensive three-volume "The Civil War". But I'd by no means call myself a Civil War buff. I was interested in this audiobook because I have family on Lookout Mountain, and have been to the Chattanooga area many times, including a couple visits to the Chickamauga Battlefield as a kid.

This audiobook is a pretty thorough account of the different battles in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga campaigns. It was good for someone like me who is casually interested in the Civil War who wants to learn about these battles. For someone not much interested in the fighting, they may feel bogged down in descriptions of troop movements, engagements, communications, etc. On the other hand, a big Civil War buff who has already studied this stuff extensively may feel that too much detail was left out, such as the actions of each brigade and regiment.

The narration was very good. Everything was very clearly spoken. The great thing about listening on Audible is the ability to speed up or slow down any audiobook to listen at your desired pace. I enjoyed this book listening at 1.15X speed, but YMMV.

The only real negative about this audiobook for me was the inability to look at a map like would be possible in the printed book. Although I've seen reviews complaining that the book had only a few maps, when listening to an audiobook you get zero maps. Since I was already slightly familiar with Chattanooga geography, I could picture some of the geographical descriptions in my mind. But starting from zero knowledge of the terrain, it might be difficult to follow everything in your mind. If you have supplemental Civil War maps of the area, I could imagine referring to them while listening would be very helpful. The reason for the 4 star review instead of 5 stars is due to this lack of maps. It's not something specific to this book; I think any audiobook of this type would have the same drawback. Some people might consider it ridiculous to criticize an audiobook for a lack of pictures, but in this specific case of a military history where a large percentage of the book is about troop placements, movements, and geography, I think the lack of a map to look at makes an audiobook version slightly less valuable than the printed book. But for people like me, whose only time for "reading" is while driving their daily commute, it's still a book worth listening to.

Overall, I enjoyed the book and really did learn a lot about the battles I was interested in. I'd recommend the book to anyone who is casually interested in the Civil War, and wants to learn more about the Chickamauga and Chattanooga campaigns in particular.

Disclaimer: This audiobook was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review. I have done my best to keep this review completely unbiased.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Rabid Reader
  • 12-10-18

Good battle overview

This audiobook provides an overview of two Confederate and four Union armies that battle for Middle and Eastern Tennessee. I had very little prior knowledge of the battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga before listening to this book. I found the content informative but a bit bland and looking at a map while listening would have helped my understanding. The narrator fit the story well, presenting the facts in a professional way and making the content more interesting. This book is a good introduction to the confusing battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga