Confederate General Lloyd Tilghman: A Biography

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McFarland, Aug 29, 2006 - History - 226 pages
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Lloyd Tilghman was a man of distinguished family. His forefathers, men of rank during colonial times, included Matthew Tilghman, who helped frame Maryland's constitution, Chief Justice William Tilghman of Pennsylvania and Lieutenant Colonel Tench C. Tilghman, George Washington's military secretary. Trained at West Point, Lloyd Tilghman originally resigned his commission in 1836. However, with the onset of the Mexican conflict--a veritable training ground for the War Between the States--in 1846, Tilghman rejoined the army as an aide-de-camp to General David E. Twiggs. When the ultimate question was posed almost two decades later, Tilghman, a Southern sympathizer with decidedly Northern ties, followed his moral dictates and joined the Confederate cause. Relying heavily on contemporary sources such as newspapers and periodicals, this biography chronicles the life of Brigadier General Lloyd Tilghman, a gallant Confederate commander and staunch defender of states' rights. While covering Tilghman's entire career, including his service during the Mexican War and his contributions to the construction of the Panama railroad, the work concentrates primarily on his Civil War years and 1863 death. The book details the military movements in which he was involved with the stated goal of informing the reader about the battles that took place between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River and the extraordinary generals who fought them. Extensive maps, illustrations and contemporary photographs are included. The work is also indexed.
  

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Contents

Panama Railroading and the Compromise of 850
19
Confederate Western War Department
37
Eve of Disaster
63
The Surrender of Fort Henry
77
Armageddon on the Cumberland and
92
A Prisoner of War at Fort Warren Massachusetts
109
The Skirmish at Coeeville Mississippi
133
Winter Quarters 863
144
The Yazoo Pass Expedition
151
The Siege of Fort Pemberton
159
Griersons Raid Port Gibson and
167
Champion Hill
178
In the Midst of Life There Is Death
194
Notes
201
Bibliography
209
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Writer and World War II veteran James W. Raab is also the author of Spain, Britain and the American Revolution in Florida, 1763-1783 (2007) and J. Patton Anderson, Confederate General (2004) and lives in St. Augustine, Florida.

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