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Pickett's men : a fragment of war history

Author: Walter Harrison
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Soon after the failed Confederate assault on the third day at Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee told General George E. Pickett that, despite the defeat, "the men and officers of your command have written the name of Virginia as high today as ever it has been written before." Like Lee, Walter Harrison - inspector general for the division - admired the gallantry of the men with whom he served and sought to honor
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Confederate
Named Person: George E Pickett; Walter Harrison; Walter Harrison; George E Pickett; George E Pickett, Soldat.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Harrison
ISBN: 0807125989 9780807125984
OCLC Number: 43245880
Notes: Originally published: New York : D. Van Nostrand, 1870.
Includes index.
Description: xxvii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: I. The Call to Arms --
II. Military Organization --
III. Brig.-Gen. Richard Brooke Garnett --
IV. Garnett's Brigade --
V. The Battle of Gaine's Mill --
VI. Brig.-Gen. Lewis A. Armistead --
VII. Armistead's Brigade --
VIII. Major-Gen. James Lawson Kemper --
IX. Kemper's Brigado --
X. Battle of Seven Pines --
XI. Brig.-Gen. Montgomery D. Corse --
XII. Corse's Brigade --
XIII. Major-Gen. George E. Pickett --
XIV. Pickett's Division --
XV. Battle of Fredericksburg --
XVI. The Suffolk Expedition --
XVII. The Pennsylvania Campaign, 1863 --
XVIII. Pickett's Men at Gettysburg --
XIX. The Department of North Caroline --
XX. Butler's Campaign on the James --
XXI. The Bermuda Hundreds Line recaptured.-Gen. Lee's Clay's House Letter --
XXII. Dinwiddle Court-House and Five Forks --
XXIII. The Last Gasp at Sailor's Creek --
XXIV. The 88th Battalion Virginia Artillery --
XXV. The Battle-field of Gettysburg in 1869.
Responsibility: Walter Harrison ; with a new introduction by Gary W. Gallagher.

Abstract:

"Soon after the failed Confederate assault on the third day at Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee told General George E. Pickett that, despite the defeat, "the men and officers of your command have written the name of Virginia as high today as ever it has been written before." Like Lee, Walter Harrison - inspector general for the division - admired the gallantry of the men with whom he served and sought to honor them.

To that end he wrote this history of his division, the only book by a participant devoted to one of the more famous large units in the Army of Northern Virginia."

"Harrison knew his unit inside and out and vividly recounts the many important campaigns and battles in which it saw heavy action - including Seven Pines, Seven Days, Fredericksburg, the siege of Suffolk, and Gettysburg. Originally published in 1870, before the Lost Cause controversialists dramatically shaped the literature, Harrison's narrative is restrained and dependable. His willingness to criticize generals and politicians makes his portraits of Pickett, Lewis A. Armistead, Richard B.

Garnett, James L. Kemper, Montgomery D. Corse, and others less renowned balanced, revealing, and often moving. Even Lee himself comes under close scrutiny."--Jacket.

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