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Bound For Glory

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Bound for Glory
A Brief History of the Darlington Rifles,
Precursor Volunteer Militia to Company A,
Eighth South Carolina Volunteer Infantry, C.S.A.
~~Origin through First Manassas~~
Bound for Glory takes a fresh, exciting look at a fascinating aspect of Civil War history, citizen-soldier militia company....
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Overview

Bound for Glory
A Brief History of the Darlington Rifles,
Precursor Volunteer Militia to Company A,
Eighth South Carolina Volunteer Infantry, C.S.A.
~~Origin through First Manassas~~
Bound for Glory takes a fresh, exciting look at a fascinating aspect of Civil War history, citizen-soldier militia company. The militia organization has had a distinguished record America since the Colonial Period-and continues today as the National Guard.
One of the finest South Carolina antebellum volunteer companies was the Darlington Rifles, organized in 1834. When war began the Rifles, led by Captain Axalla John Hoole, became Company A, Eighth S.C. Volunteer Infantry, CSA. This well-researched study featuring several previously unpublished documents) traces their stirring history through first battle, Manassas.
Later elected Lieutenant Colonel of his regiment, Hoole was killed at the Battle Chickamauga. Today he and the Darlington Rifles are featured in a striking, dramatic exhibit at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Finally, the legacy of these citizen-soldiers belongs to all Americans. Their captivating is told- in Bound for Glory.
Dr. Elizabeth Hoole McArthur is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of University of Alabama, earning B.A. and M.A. degrees in history. She was awarded the Ed.S. from Georgia College, and the Ed.D. in Educational Administration from University of Georgia.
Dr. McArthur acquired her life-long interest in history and writing from her father, the late Dr. William Stanley Hoole, Dean of University of Alabama Libraries, eminent historian, prolific author, and noted Southern scholar. With her father she co-authored The Yankee Invasion of West Alabama, March-April, 1865.
During a successful, thirty-year career in public education, Dr. McArthur received high school yearbook dedication, was selected "Teacher of the Year" twice by her school and once by her district, and was named one of twelve most outstanding teachers in Georgia.
Now retired, she pursues historical research, and has published in national regional magazines. She and her husband Hugh reside in Dalton, Georgia.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598583557
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/21/2008
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.37 (d)

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