The Tennessee Brigade

The Tennessee Brigade

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by Randy Bishop
     
 

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A lack of knowledge about the history of one's state and its significance in American history has become commonplace in today's society. In the archives of the hallowed battlefield at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, information conclusively points to the contributions of an overlooked and understudied group of Tennessee Civil War soldiers. Leaving their families in Middle…  See more details below

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A lack of knowledge about the history of one's state and its significance in American history has become commonplace in today's society. In the archives of the hallowed battlefield at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, information conclusively points to the contributions of an overlooked and understudied group of Tennessee Civil War soldiers. Leaving their families in Middle Tennessee, the soldiers of the Tennessee Brigade achieved fame, served their country, and suffered tremendous casualties hundreds of miles from their homes. The stories are numerous, many too surreal to comprehend, but the contributions of these brave men of the Tennessee Brigade is certain.

The Tennessee Brigade participated in the major Civil War battles of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. With regiments raised before Tennessee's secession, the Tennessee Brigade saw action at Seven Pines, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Spotsylvania. The brigade suffered the first casualty at Gettysburg and was the guiding unit during the assault on the Union position on the third day of the war's greatest battle. The brigade survived Petersburg's trenches only to surrender a fraction of its once-mighty ranks at Appomattox. This book thoroughly examines the exploits of this unit, using extensive research, first-person accounts, and a previously unpublished diary. Maps by Dave Roth and numerous photographs enhance the text.

About the Author:
Randy Bishop is a long-time student of the American Civil War and a collector of Civil War relics

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ISBN-13:
9781589807709
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/09/2010
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

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The Tennessee Brigade 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A fine book: perhaps the best of the many Civil War histories I have read. Exhaustively researched and brilliantly written. Due to extensive use of letters, diaries, and reminiscenses of Tennessee Brigade soldiers, it ranks up there with Sam Watkins''Co. Aytch'. Organized in 1861, the Tennessee Brigade soon became a key element in Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Through those grueling years it fought in battle after battle. By the surrender at Appomattox the brigade had been almost decimated. This is a book to be read and reread.