Lee's Tar Heels: The Pettigrew-Kirkland-MacRae Brigade

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Earl J. Hess
Univ of North Carolina Press, 2002 - History - 437 pages
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The Pettigrew-Kirkland-MacRae Brigade was one of North Carolina's best-known and most successful units during the Civil War. Formed in 1862, the brigade spent nearly a year protecting supply lines before being thrust into its first major combat at Gettysb
  

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Pettigrew's brigade was pitted against the Iron brigade on the first day at Gettysburg. While the Tar Heels had a clear numerical advantage, with the 26th NC alone approaching two-thirds of the total ... Read full review

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In the face of real excellance I have very little to say, simply that Hess covers just about every angle of this significant unit of which you might ask. Of particular interest was how the experiences ... Read full review

Contents

The 26th North Carolina
1
PEttigrews Brigade
34
Back to Carolina
57
New Bern and Washington
80
North to Pennsylvania
101
Gettysburg
119
Fire and Blood
138
Back to Virginia
159
From the Wilderness to Cold Harbor
208
Petersburg
234
Rebel Autumn
258
The Road to Appomattox
281
After the War
306
A Military Profile of the PettigrewKirklandMacRae Brigade
327
Notes
353
Bibliography
411

Bristoe Station Mine Run and the Winter of 64
184
Index
425

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Earl J. Hess is associate professor of history at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee.

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