Confederate Goliath: The Battle of Fort Fisher

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Louisiana State University Press, 1994 - History - 343 pages
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Rod Gragg's Confederate Goliath is the first comprehensive account of the battle for Fort Fisher. Drawing from his thoroughgoing research in official records as well as numerous first-person accounts in diaries, memoirs, and letters, Gragg has constructed a powerful, fast-paced narrative that describes in detail the individuals and events associated with that dramatic passage in America's Civil War.

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At the end of 1864, the Confederacy was doomed. Wilmington was the only major port still open to blockade runners. The Union command decided to sever this last link to the outside world by an attack ... Read full review

Confederate Goliath: the battle of Fort Fisher

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Given the popularity of the recent PBS series on the Civil War, this account should do well. Gragg ( The Civil War Quiz and Fact Book , LJ 6/15/85) writes crisply about an engaging cast of scoundrels ... Read full review

About the author (1994)

Rod Gragg is the author of numerous works of history, including George Washington: An Interactive Biography; Robert E. Lee: Character and Valor; and Planters, Pirates, and Patriots: Historical Tales from the South Carolina Grand Strand. His books have won the James I. Robertson Award, the Douglas Southall Freeman Award, the Jefferson Davis Medal, and the Fletcher Pratt Award and have been selected for the Book-of-the-Month Club, the History Book Club, and the Military History Book Club. A native of Conway, South Carolina, he earned his BA in journalism and MA in American history from the University of South Carolina. He and his family live on the South Carolina Grand Strand.

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