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The class of 1846 : from West Point to Appomattox : Stonewall Jackson, George McClellan, and their brothers

Author: John C Waugh
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Members of the West Point class of 1846 fought in three wars and produced 20 generals.
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John C Waugh
ISBN: 0446515949 9780446515948
OCLC Number: 27815547
Description: xvi, 635 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / James M. McPherson --
pt. 1. West Point. From every degree of provincialism --
Sighing for what we left behind --
As intelligible as Sanskrit --
Oh, for the sight of our native land --
Death in the family --
Gone are the days of our youth --
pt. 2. Gone for a soldier. War at last --
That city shall soon be ours --
The seventeen-minute victory --
To the halls of the Montezumas --
Indian country --
India-rubber women and buffalo men --
The bloody saddle --
The courtship of Miss Nelly --
pt. 3. And the war came. Our men at Sumter --
Waiting for the ball to begin --
The first shot --
Stonewall's great locomotive heist --
The shirttail skedaddle --
pt. 4. Down in the valley. The valley man --
The odd couple --
From under the little faded cap --
My friend, my enemy --
Delightful excitement --
pt. 5. Brother against brother. High hopes and paranoia --
Maryland, my Maryland --
The man in the red battle shirt --
The night the general was fired --
Caught in the rain --
Shots in the night --
Death of the enthusiastic fanatic --
The dandy at the foot of the class --
Where is my division? --
pt. 6. Closing out the war. The meeting on the court house steps --
The wind that shook the corn.
Responsibility: John C. Waugh.

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Members of the West Point class of 1846 fought in three wars and produced 20 generals.

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