Stonewall's Man: Sandie Pendleton

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First published by UNC Press in 1959, this biography tells the story of Alexander (Sandie) Swift Pendleton, a high-spirited and intelligent Confederate staff officer from Virginia who, at the age of twenty-two, won the confidence, admiration, and affection of Stonewall Jackson. Pendleton began as ordnance officer of the Stonewall Brigade of the Army of the Shenandoah in the spring of 1861. By January of 1863, he had become chief of staff of the famed Second Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia and was ...
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Overview

First published by UNC Press in 1959, this biography tells the story of Alexander (Sandie) Swift Pendleton, a high-spirited and intelligent Confederate staff officer from Virginia who, at the age of twenty-two, won the confidence, admiration, and affection of Stonewall Jackson. Pendleton began as ordnance officer of the Stonewall Brigade of the Army of the Shenandoah in the spring of 1861. By January of 1863, he had become chief of staff of the famed Second Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia and was recognized as a brilliant staff officer--even as "Stonewall's Man." Wounded in the battle of Fisher's Hill, Pendleton died five days before his twenty-fourth birthday.
Based on diaries, letters, and manuscripts, the poignant and revealing story of Pendleton's life and Civil War experiences is set against a background of the campaigns in which he participated.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Bean takes the reader behind the scenes in the headquarters of Jackson, R. S. Ewell, and Jubal A. Early.

Saturday Review

A thoroughly convincing portrait.

Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

This story of youth, romance, and tragedy is intimate.

Georgia Historical Quarterly

Saturday Review
[A] perceptive biography of this talented and widely admired Confederate Officer....in intimate detail drawn from family letters.
North Carolina Historical Review
[Bean's] treatment of [Pendleton's] gallant and distinguished military career, is....always interesting and sometimes moving.
Virginia Mag. of History and Biography
A thoroughly convincing portrait.
Georgia Historical Quarterly
A poignant story....of youth, romance, and tragedy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807848753
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 6/19/2000
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

W. G. Bean was Douglas Southall Freeman Professor of History at Washington and Lee University.
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Robert K. Krick
Preface
I. The Boy
II. The Student
III. Apprenticeship to War
IV. The Valley Campaign
V. Chief of Staff
VI. Romance at Moss Neck
VII. "I Would Have Died for Him"
VIII. Summer in Pennsylvania
IX. Ewell, "Superannuated Chieftain"
X. The Belated Wedding
XI. Love and War
XII. "History Shall Yet Write Thy Name"
XIII. Epilogue
Bibliography
Index

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