Gettysburg Rebels: Five Native Sons Who Came Home to Fight as Confederate Soldiers

Gettysburg Rebels: Five Native Sons Who Came Home to Fight as Confederate Soldiers

by Tom McMillan


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Gettysburg Rebels is the gripping true story of five young men who grew up in Gettysburg, moved south to Virginia in the 1850s, joined the Confederate army - and returned "home" as foreign invaders for the great battle in July 1863. Drawing on rarely-seen documents and family histories, as well as military service records and contemporary accounts, Tom McMillan delves into the backgrounds of Wesley Culp, Henry Wentz and the three Hoffman brothers in a riveting tale of Civil War drama and intrigue.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621575924
Publisher: Regnery History
Publication date: 06/12/2017
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 394,571
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Tom McMillan is the author of Flight 93: The Story, The Aftermath and The Legacy of American Courage on 9/11. He serves on the board of trustees of Pittsburgh's Heinz History Center, the board of directors of the Friends of Flight 93, the marketing committee of the Gettysburg Foundation and as a tour guide at the Civil War room at Carnegie Library in Carnegie, PA. He has spent a lifetime in communications as a newspaper sports writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, among others, as a radio talk show host, and, for the past 21 years as VP of Communications for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Table of Contents

Author's Note ix

Introduction xiii

1 Invaders 1

2 A Man Called C. W. 15

3 To Virginia 27

4 Drumbeats of War 35

5 Confederate Recruits 53

6 "Like a Stone Wall" 69

7 1862: Year of Turmoil 83

8 Prelude to Gettysburg 101

9 Brother vs. Brother 117

10 Wes Culp Comes Home 133

11 War at the Wentz House 155

12 Confederate High Tide 177

13 Prisoners of War 195

14 Reconstruction 209

Epilogue 221

Acknowledgments 235

Bibliography 241

Notes 257

Index 323

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