Stephen Dodson Ramseur: Lee's Gallant General

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Stephen Dodson Ramseur, born in Lincolnton, North Carolina, in 1837, compiled an enviable record as a brigadier in the Army of Northern Virginia. Commissioned major general the day after his twenty-seventh birthday, he was the youngest West Pointer to achieve that rank in the Confederate army. He later showed great skill as a divisional leader in the 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaigns before he was fatally wounded at Cedar Creek on 19 October of that year. Based on Ramseur's extensive personal papers and on other ...
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Overview

Stephen Dodson Ramseur, born in Lincolnton, North Carolina, in 1837, compiled an enviable record as a brigadier in the Army of Northern Virginia. Commissioned major general the day after his twenty-seventh birthday, he was the youngest West Pointer to achieve that rank in the Confederate army. He later showed great skill as a divisional leader in the 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaigns before he was fatally wounded at Cedar Creek on 19 October of that year. Based on Ramseur's extensive personal papers and on other sources, this absorbing biography examines the life of one of the South's most talented commanders and brings into sharper focus some of the crosscurrents of this turbulent period.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807845226
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 2/20/1995
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 246
  • Sales rank: 1,224,895
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.91 (h) x 0.66 (d)

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Gary W. Gallagher is John L. Nau III Professor of History at the University of Virginia. His books include Fighting for the Confederacy: The Personal Recollections of General Edward Porter Alexander and The Third Day at Gettysburg and Beyond, an edited collection.

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