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Collett Leventhorpe The English Confederate

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Author: J. Timothy Cole
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786483245
Size: 64.46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 300
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Book Description: This is the story of Collett Leventhorpe (1815–1889), an Englishman and former captain in the 14th Regiment of Foot. Leventhorpe came to North Carolina about 1843, settled there, and later served the Confederacy as a colonel in the 34th and 11th N.C. and brigadier general commanding the Home Guard in eastern North Carolina. Though he trained as a physician at the College of Charleston in the late 1840s, he never practiced and was a restless man, endlessly in search of fortune—before the war in the gold fields of North Carolina and Georgia, and after it in the pursuit of lost estates, art treasures and inventions. But he excelled first and foremost as a Confederate soldier. As a field commander he was never defeated in battle, and his record was marred only by his own rejection of a much deserved but very late promotion to CSA brigadier. He lies buried in the beautiful Happy Valley section of Caldwell County.


Confederate Generals Of North Carolina

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Author: Joe A. Mobley
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614233950
Size: 76.25 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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Book Description: Confederate Generals of North Carolina provides a brief but compelling biography of each of the forty-eight Confederate Generals who served from North Carolina during the Civil War. Each biography includes in addition to the war service a summary of a general's prewar and postwar careers. Author Joe Mobley (editor of the North Carolina Historical Review) also discusses the generals collectively: how many were killed or wounded, who attended West Point before the war, who achieved the highest levels of success both on and off the battlefield, and more.


The Spirits Of Bad Men Made Perfect

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Author: Constance Hall Jones
Publisher:
ISBN: 0809337614
Size: 42.50 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Richmond (Va.)
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Book Description: "The centerpiece of the book is the Civil War diary of William Ellis Jones, of Richmond, Virginia, who enlisted as an artillerist in Crenshaw's Battery, Army of Northern Virginia, just as the Confederate Conscription Act was coming into effect. Beyond the military interest, however, a thorough investigation into the diary's author."--Provided by publisher.


Civil War Biographies From The Western Waters

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Author: Myron J. Smith, Jr.
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476616981
Size: 56.43 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 340
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Book Description: From 1861 to 1865, the Civil War raged along the great rivers of the Ohio and Mississippi valleys. While various Civil War biographies exist, none have been devoted exclusively to participants in the Western river war as waged down the Mississippi to the mouth of the Red River, and up the Ohio, the Tennessee and the Cumberland. Based on the Official Records, county histories, newspapers and internet sources, this is the first work to profile personnel involved in the fighting on these great streams. Included in this biographical encyclopedia are Union and Confederate naval officers down to the rank of mate; enlisted sailors who won the Medal of Honor, or otherwise distinguished themselves or who wrote accounts of life on the gunboats; army officers and leaders who played a direct role in combat along Western waters; political officials who influenced river operations; civilian steamboat captains and pilots who participated in wartime logistics; and civilian contractors directly involved, including shipbuilders, dam builders, naval constructors and munitions experts. Each of the biographies includes (where known) birth, death and residence data; unit organization or ship; involvement in the river war; pre- and post-war careers; and source documentation. Hundreds of individuals are given their first historic recognition.


Chimney Rock Park And Hickory Nut Gorge

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Author: J. Timothy Cole
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738553177
Size: 12.87 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 127
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Book Description: From the opening of Chimney Rock Park by Jerome Freeman in 1890 to Dr. Lucius Morse's dreams for Lake Lure in the 1920s, the development of tourism in the Hickory Nut Gorge area is one of the untold stories of the region's history. For much of the 19th century, the area was remote and known to few; Freeman was perhaps the first to truly appreciate Chimney Rock's potential, but it took the invention of the automobile and the completion of the Charlotte to Asheville Highway in 1915 for that potential to be fully realized. By the 1920s, Chimney Rock Park and the gorge's hotels and summer camps were known to thousands. In 2007, the State of North Carolina purchased Chimney Rock Park from the Morse family, and a new chapter began.


The British National Bibliography

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Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 63.17 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Bibliography, National
Languages : en
Pages :
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Medical Histories Of Confederate Generals

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Author: Jack D. Welsh
Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873386494
Size: 66.62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Medical
Languages : en
Pages : 297
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Book Description: This is a compilation of the medical histories of 425 Confederate generals. It does not analyze the effects of an individual's medical problems on a battle or the war, but provides information about factors that may have contributed to the wound, injury, or illness, and the outcome.


The Blessed Place Of Freedom

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Author: Dean B. Mahin
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574884845
Size: 17.24 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 299
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Book Description: A 40-year veteran of US international agencies, Mahin presents his second book on the international dimensions of the Civil War. In a combination of ethnic and topical chapters, he explores the reactions of individual European immigrants, volunteers, and observers in the North and South. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.


The Confederate Surrender At Greensboro

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Author: Robert M. Dunkerly
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476603812
Size: 62.43 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 232
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Book Description: Drawing upon more than 200 eyewitness accounts, this work chronicles the largest troop surrender of the Civil War, at Greensboro—one of the most confusing, frustrating and tension-filled events of the war. Long overshadowed by Appomattox, this event was equally important in ending the war, and is much more representative of how most Americans in 1865 experienced the conflict’s end. The book includes a timeline, organizational charts, an order of battle, maps, and illustrations. It also uses many unpublished accounts and provides information on Confederate campsites that have been lost to development and neglect.


The Routledge Encyclopedia Of Civil War Era Biographies

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Author: John D. Wright
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415878039
Size: 38.94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 683
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Book Description: Behind the familiar names of the military and political leaders whose names we all know--Lincoln, Davis, Lee, Grant, Sherman, and Jackson, are the people whose lives and hard work defined the Civil War era: abolitionists, slaves, inventors, manufacturers, painters, lawyers, writers, spies, nurses, and preachers. These are the people who helped shape both the war and our ideas about it. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Civil War Era Biographies is a comprehensive collection of articles on roughly 900 individuals from the Civil War era, including people from both the years leading up to the war and the period of Reconstruction that came after. Also included are maps of key battles, a timeline that progresses from President Lincoln's election to the end of the war, and a list of innovations used or developed during the war.