General A.P. Hill: The Story of a Confederate Warrior

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 11, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages
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A Confederate general who ranks with Lee, Jeb Stuart, and Stonewall Jackson but whose achievements have been unfairly neglected until now, finally receives his due in this invaluable biography by a noted historian of the Civil War. Drawing extensively on newly unearthed documents, this work provides a gripping battle-by-battle assessment of Hill's role in Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, and other battles. 8 pages of photographs.


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Contents

Stormy Road to Manhood
3
Love Affairs and War Clouds
19
The General Emerges
35
Williamsburg and a New Hero
48
The Light Divisions First Attack
59
Forging a Reputation on the Peninsula
78
Hills Victory at Cedar Mountain
99
Fighting Popeand Jackson
117
Ebb Tide at Bristoe Station
226
Pleasant Family Diversions
241
Wilderness and Sickness
253
North Anna to Petersburg
273
The Besieged Strike Back
284
He Is Now at Rest
302
Epilogue
319
Notes
327

A P Hill Came Up
133
NearDisaster at Fredericksburg
152
This Slumbering Volcano
169
Crossroads at Chancellorsville
181
The First
195
Bystander to Defeat
216
Works Cited
359
Index
373
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James I. Robertson, Jr., Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at Virginia Tech, is the recipient of the Bruce Catton Award and the Freeman-Nevins Award, as well as other honors for teaching and research in Civil War history. A native of Danville, Virginia, Robertson teaches the largest Civil War history call in the world and is the author/editor of many books and more than one hundred fifty articles on the Civil War period. Among his publications are The Stonewall Brigade, Civil War Sites in Virginia, and Tenting Tonight: The Soldier’s Story.

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