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General A.P. Hill: The Story of a Confederate Warrior (Vintage Civil War Library)by James I Robertson
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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.
"Based on some heretofore unpublished letters and memoirs of both A.P. Hill and the men who served under him, this biography brings to life a relatively unknown Confederate general. A native of Virginia, Hill received military training at West Point and later saw combat in both Mexico and Florida. However, not until the Civil War, when he was given the 'Light Division' to command, was his knowledge of military science fully challenged and his ability to lead men better revealed. Hill's
troops would eventually see battle at Mechanicsville, Second Manassas, Harper's Ferry, Antietam, Gettysburg and the siege of Petersburg." Reviewed by Daniel Weiss, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)
About the Author
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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