Tarheels During the Civil War

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Books

Just received these two titles with a couple of Christmas gift cards. The first one is The Rashness of That Hour: Politics, Gettysburg, and the Downfall of Confederate Brigadier General Alfred Iverson. Iverson commanded a North Carolina brigade in Rodes' division of Second Corps, and his troops were slaughtered on the first day of Gettysburg. Apparently his men hated him and blamed him for the disaster. Can't wait to crack this one open as it is one of those little known stories that has gotten little attention. Also received  The Bravest of the Brave: the Correspondence of Stephen Dodson Ramseur. The title speaks for itself. The Ramseur collection in the Southern Historical Collection at UNC is very voluminous and sheds light on Ramseur's feelings about the war, high command, etc. Some great new additions to any North Carolina library so check 'em out.

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