"First at Bethel, farthest at Gettysburg and Chickamauga and last at Appomattox" is a phrase that is often used to encapsulate the role of North Carolina's Confederate soldiers. But the state's involvement stretched far beyond these few battles. The state was one of the last to leave the Union but contributed more men and sustained more dead than any other Southern state. Tar Heels witnessed the pitched battles of New Bern, Averysboro and Bentonville, as well as incursions like Sherman's March and Stoneman's Raid. Join Civil War scholar Michael Hardy as he delves into the story of North Carolina in the Civil War, from civilians to soldiers, as these valorous Tar Heels proved they were a force to be reckoned with.
|Publisher:||History Press, The|
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About the Author
Michael Hardy is a historian and author, who has written an array of articles, blog posts and over 17 books including Civil War Charlotte, North Carolina in the Civil War and A Short History of Watauga County. Hardy was awarded the 2010 Historian of the Year by the North Carolina Society of Historians.