Alexandria Goes To War: Beyond Robert E. Lee

Alexandria Goes To War: Beyond Robert E. Lee

by George G. Kundahl


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572339330
Publisher: University of Tennessee Press
Publication date: 07/31/2012
Edition description: 1
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

George G. Kundahl served as executive director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and as a principal deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Defense. After thirty-four years of commissioned service in the U.S. Army, he is now major general, US Army Retired. A graduate of Davidson College, he received an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Alabama. Kundahl is the author of Confederate Engineer: Training and Campaigning with John Morris Wampler.  He and his wife divide time between their home in Alexandria and the French Riviera.  

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Key Events in the Formative Years of Alexandria xiii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 General in Chief: Robert E. Lee 19

Chapter 2 Senior General: Samuel Cooper 31

Chapter 3 Field Commander: Montgomery Corse 51

Chapter 4 Presidential Aide: G. W. Custis Lee 77

Chapter 5 General Staff Officer: George Brent 101

Chapter 6 Politician: David Funsten 127

Chapter 7 Naval Officers: French and Douglas Forrest 143

Chapter 8 Spy: Orton Williams 167

Chapter 9 Scout: Frank Stringfellow 181

Chapter 10 Engineer: Wilson Presstman 197

Chapter 11 Flower of the South: Randolph Fairfax 207

Chapter 12 Immigrant: Patrick O'Gorman 227

Chapter 13 Southern Sympathizer: Anne Frobel 241

Chapter 14 Chronicler: Alexander Hunter 259

Chapter 15 Veteran: Edgar Warfield 279

Conclusion 299

Appendix: Other Notable Characters 303

Notes 311

Bibliography 361

Index 377

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