The Thirty-seventh North Carolina Troops: Tar Heels in the Army of Northern Virginia

The Thirty-seventh North Carolina Troops: Tar Heels in the Army of Northern Virginia

by Michael C. Hardy
     
 

North Carolina contributed more of her sons to the Confederate cause than any other state. The Thirty-seventh North Carolina Regiment, made up of men from the western part of the state, served in famous battles like Chancellorsville and Gettysburg as well as in lesser known actions such as Hanover Courthouse and New Bern.

This is the account of the unit's four

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Overview

North Carolina contributed more of her sons to the Confederate cause than any other state. The Thirty-seventh North Carolina Regiment, made up of men from the western part of the state, served in famous battles like Chancellorsville and Gettysburg as well as in lesser known actions such as Hanover Courthouse and New Bern.

This is the account of the unit's four years of service, told largely in the soldiers' own words. Drawn from letters, diaries, and postwar articles and interviews, this history follows the unit from its organization in November 1861 until its surrender at Appomattox. The book includes photographs of key individuals in the regiment, and maps illustrating the unit's position at several engagements. Appendices include a complete roster of the unit and a listing of individuals buried in large sites such as prison cemeteries. A bibliography and index are also included.

Editorial Reviews

North Carolina Historical Review
valid and worthwhile...historical account is well presented and enjoyable to read...an excellent narrative...a wealth of information to commemorate North Carolina's Civil War experience
The Civil War News
well-researched
The Civil War Courier
another solid modern unit history of North Carolinians in the eastern campaigns...his concluding chapter brings the story of the regiment's memorialization down to the present

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786445806
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
09/25/2009
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Michael C. Hardy has written numerous books, articles and essays focusing on the Civil War. He has won the Willie Parker Peace History Book Award six times. He has also been presented the Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal by the United Daughters of the Confederacy for his work on preserving Confederate history. His articles have appeared in nationally syndicated magazines, and he frequently presents lectures and interpretive programs on Appalachia's role in the Civil War. He lives in western North Carolina.

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