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