Confederate generals: life portraits
Confederate Generals provides extended biographical sketches of twenty of the most significant, compelling, and colorful of the Southern generals. Leavened with 10-15 relevant photographs and illuminating anecdotes, each profile also includes descriptions of the most important military actions in which each general was involved.The generals range from the renowned and legendary to the somewhat obscure, including: -- P. G. T. Beauregard -- The South's first war hero, commander of the attack on Fort Sumter-- John Bell Hood -- His Texas Brigade was regarded as the finest fighting unit in the Army of Northern Virginia-- Thomas Jackson -- Lee's most trusted and resourceful lieutenant, the mighty Stonewall's loss was irreplaceable-- James Longstreet -- Although criticized for being too cautious, he held Lee's undying trust-- J. E. B. Stuart -- The consummate image of Southern chivalry and the most daring cavalry leader of the Virginia campaignsIn addition, Confederate Generalsreveals biographical details on Western commanders like Braxton Bragg, Patrick Cleburne, John Hunt Morgan, and Joseph Wheeler. It profiles top-ranked strategists like Jubal Early, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and Albert Sidney Johnston. And it unearths fascinating details from the lives of noted leaders like Richard Ewell, Ambrose Hill, John Pemberton, Leonidas Polk, and Robert Toombs.Confederate Generals opens a window on the most fascinating military leaders of the Civil War.
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Journalist and amateur historian Cantor presents a pictorial history of Civil War leaders, profiling 20 Confederate generals from favorites Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson to less well known ... Read full review