Charlestonians In War: The Charleston Battalion

Charlestonians In War: The Charleston Battalion

by W. Phelps
     
 

"In Charlestonians in War: The Charleston Battalion, Chris Phelps has crafted an excellent study of this noteworthy Confederate military organization. Making extensive use of primary sources, he has deftly balanced operational details with social background and created a unit history that would be of interest to scholars and general readers."
--W. Eric Emerson,… See more details below

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"In Charlestonians in War: The Charleston Battalion, Chris Phelps has crafted an excellent study of this noteworthy Confederate military organization. Making extensive use of primary sources, he has deftly balanced operational details with social background and created a unit history that would be of interest to scholars and general readers."
--W. Eric Emerson, executive director, South Carolina Historical Society

Local author W. Chris Phelps explores the formation and the many campaigns of this diverse group of Charleston citizens led by Peter Charles Gaillard. The battalion distinguished itself by defeating overwhelming Union assaults against Charleston at Secessionville in 1862 and Battery Wagner in 1863 and later performed gallantly in the defense of Petersburg in 1864 and Wilmington in 1865. This book features a foreword by Charleston's mayor, Joseph P. Riley, Jr.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589801660
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

W. Chris Phelps lives on Johns Island, South Carolina, and works in Charleston. Seeing vivid reminders of the city's Civil War experience on a daily basis inspired him to write this book. He is also a member of the South Carolina Historical Society, the Charleston Civil War Round Table, and the Ft. Sumter Camp of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans. Mr. Phelps is also the author of Charlestonians in War: The Charleston Battalion, published by Pelican.

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