Lee in the Lowcountry: Defending Charleston & Savannah, 1861-1862

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History Press, 2008 - History - 128 pages
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In so many words, General Lee laid out the challenge of defending the young Southern Republic and two of its key cities: Charleston and Savannah. While in the Lowcountry, Lee acquired the two most famous trademarks of his wartime career. Long hours in the saddle prompted Lee to grow his signature beard and, while at Pocotaligo, he acquired his beloved equine companion, Traveller. Charleston historian Danny Crooks examines Lee's first year serving the Confederacy, a year of confusion and convoluted loyalty. Using Lee's own words and those of his contemporaries, Crooks helps the reader to understand why Lee, and only Lee, could bring order to the early chaos of the war.

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User Review  - kalypso219 - LibraryThing

This book is an informative survey of Robert E. Lee’s military service in 1861-1862. With the onset of the Civil War, Lee stayed with his beloved State of Virginia and resigned from the U.S. Army. He ... Read full review

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User Review  - readermom - LibraryThing

The key to this book is already knowing a lot about the Civil War. It is a bit of a vignette book, no really important battles are fought, so my lack of knowledge of the War Between the States was an ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Daniel J. Crooks Jr. is a retired law enforcement and criminal justice instructor at Trident Technical College as well as a retired adjunct professor of sociology at the College of Charleston. He currently works as a Charleston tour guide for the Carriage Company and enjoys a second career as a writer and historian.