In April 1861, public opinion in North Carolina was divided between Union and secession supporters. It was only after President Lincoln issued his call to arms to subdue the rebel state of South Carolina that North Carolina seceded, primarily in protest of the order to fight her sister state. Beginning with a look at the prevailing atmosphere in North Carolina in the spring of 1861, this volume provides an in-depth history of one Confederate infantry regiment, the 28th North Carolina, comprised primarily of units from the central and southwestern parts of the state.
The book discusses the various battles in which the 28th North Carolina was involvedHanover Court House, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chapin’s Farm and Appomattox. Special emphasis is placed on the thoughts and surviving accounts provided by the soldiers. Appendices contain (among other data) a chronology of the 28th North Carolina; a list of casualties among officers; a list of casualties in the 28th from 1862 through 1864; and the full text of letters from two members of the 28th, the Harding brothers.
|Publisher:||McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
The late Frances H. Casstevens wrote frequently about the American Civil War and North Carolina history. She was retired from Wake Forest University and lived in Yadkinville, North Carolina.