Scythe of Fire: Through the Civil War with One of Lee's Most Legendary Regiments

Scythe of Fire: Through the Civil War with One of Lee's Most Legendary Regiments

by Steven E. Woodworth, Steven E. Woodworth
     
 

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The men of the Eighth Georgia Infantry Regiment answered the Confederate call to arms in the spring of 1861. They fought hard in most major battles of the war, including Bull Run and Gettysburg, enduring heartbreaking losses and finally, at Appomattox, witnessing their ultimate defeat.

A Scythe of Fire tells the remarkable story of this regiment, which

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The men of the Eighth Georgia Infantry Regiment answered the Confederate call to arms in the spring of 1861. They fought hard in most major battles of the war, including Bull Run and Gettysburg, enduring heartbreaking losses and finally, at Appomattox, witnessing their ultimate defeat.

A Scythe of Fire tells the remarkable story of this regiment, which held together through long years of victory, defeat, and despair. The magnificent product of meticulous research, Warren Wilkinson and Steven E. Woodworth's stirring chronicle brings the conflict alive through the eyes of the courageous men who fought and died on the nation's battlefields. Based on personal accounts, diaries, letters, and other primary sources, A Scythe of Fire is the history of the Eighth Georgia as experienced by those who carried its standard into battle: doctors and farmers, landowners and simple folk — each dedicated to victory, yet proud and unbroken in the face of defeat.

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Editorial Reviews

Albert Castel
"This is one of the best, possibly the very best, Civil War regimental histories ever written."
Charles P. Roland
"A riveting account...It deserves a place on the shelf of every student of the Civil War."
Edwin C. Bearss
"A tour-de-force...a masterful narrative steeped in the lore, life and times of those who dared and died..."
John C. Waugh
"Escorts us to a rare front row seat on that endlessly fascinating drama that is our Civil War."
Rod Gragg
"Fascinating...follows the fortunes of a remarkable regiment of American soldiers through the fire and fury of the Civil War."
Chattanooga Times
“So well written that it makes the reader want to follow the unit’s members through the war.”
Register-Pajaronian
“A brilliantly written and carefully researched volume that provides a multifaceted look at the Eighth Georgia.”
Civil War Book Review
“A well-written, well-researched account.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060542290
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Series:
Harper Perennial
Edition description:
First
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.82(d)

What People are saying about this

John C. Waugh
"Escorts us to a rare front row seat on that endlessly fascinating drama that is our Civil War.
Albert Castel
"This is one of the best, possibly the very best, Civil War regimental histories ever written.
Rod Gragg
"Fascinating...follows the fortunes of a remarkable regiment of American soldiers through the fire and fury of the Civil War.
Charles P. Roland
"A riveting account...It deserves a place on the shelf of every student of the Civil War.
Edwin C. Bearss
"A tour-de-force...a masterful narrative steeped in the lore, life and times of those who dared and died...

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