Carrying the Flag: The Story of Private Charles Whilden, the Confederacy's Most Unlikely Hero

Carrying the Flag: The Story of Private Charles Whilden, the Confederacy's Most Unlikely Hero

by Gordon C. Rhea

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Carrying the Flag: The Story of Private Charles Whilden, the Confederacy's Most Unlikely Hero by Gordon C. Rhea

For forty years, Charles Whilden lived a life most noteworthy for a series of near misses. Repeatedly turned down for service in the Confederate Army, he did not enlist until the desperate days when anyone capable of locomotion was brought in to fill the ranks. He was subsequently plunged into the very regiment destined to see the worst of Grant's brutal spring 1864 campaign. But Whilden would go on to discover a courage within that was prefigured by none of his earlier failures.

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ISBN-13: 9780465069576
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 02/28/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.62(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Gordon C. Rhea is also the author of The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow Tavern, May 7-12, 1864; To the North Anna River: Grant and Lee, May 13-25, 1864, winner of the Fletcher Pratt Literary Award; and Cold Harbor: Grant and Lee, May 26-June 3, 1864, winner of the Austin Civil War Round Table's Laney Prize. He lives in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, and in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, with his wife and two sons.

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