The Resource Fighting for General Lee : General Rufus Barringer and the North Carolina Cavalry Brigade, Sheridan R. Barringer., (ebook)

Fighting for General Lee : General Rufus Barringer and the North Carolina Cavalry Brigade, Sheridan R. Barringer., (ebook)

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Fighting for General Lee : General Rufus Barringer and the North Carolina Cavalry Brigade
Title
Fighting for General Lee
Title remainder
General Rufus Barringer and the North Carolina Cavalry Brigade
Statement of responsibility
Sheridan R. Barringer.
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eng
Summary
Rufus Barringer fought on horseback through most of the Civil War with General Lees Army of Northern Virginia, and rose to lead the North Carolina Cavalry Brigade in some of the wars most difficult combats. Fighting for General Lee: Confederate General Rufus Barringer and the North Carolina Cavalry Brigade details his entire history for the first time. Barringer raised a company early in the war and fought with the 1st North Carolina Cavalry from the Virginia peninsula through Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. He was severely wounded in the face at Brandy Station, during the opening hours of the Gettysburg Campaign. Because of his severe wound, he missed the remainder of the Gettysburg Campaign, returning to his regiment in mid-October, 1863. Within three months he was a lieutenant colonel, and by June 1864 a brigadier general in command of the North Carolina Brigade, which fought the rest of the war with Lee and was nearly destroyed during the retreat from Richmond in 1865. The captured Barringer met President Lincoln at City Point, endured prison, and after the war did everything he could to convince North Carolinians to accept Reconstruction and heal the wounds of war. Fighting for General Lee by Sheridan R. Barringer draws upon a wide array of newspapers, diaries, letters, and previously unpublished family documents and photographs, as well as other firsthand accounts, to paint a broad, deep, and colorful portrait of an overlooked Southern cavalry commander. Despite its subject matter, the book is a balanced account that concludes Barringer was a dependable, hard-hitting warrior increasingly called upon to lead attacks against superior Union forces. This remarkable new biography teaches us many things. It is easy today to paint all who wore Confederate gray with a broad brush because they fought on the side to preserve slavery. Here, however, was a man who wielded the sword and then promptly sheathed it to follow a bolder vision. Barringer proved to be a bold champion of the poor, the black, and the masses-a Southern gentleman and man decades ahead of his time that made a difference in the lives of North Carolinians
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Midwest
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1943-
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Barringer, Sheridan Reid
Dewey number
973.7/45672092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Barringer, Rufus
  • Generals
  • Electronic books
  • North Carolina
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Cabarrus County (N.C.)
  • Charlotte (N.C.)
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adult
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Fighting for General Lee : General Rufus Barringer and the North Carolina Cavalry Brigade, Sheridan R. Barringer., (ebook)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781611212631
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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MWT12325113
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remote
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MWT12325113
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Fighting for General Lee : General Rufus Barringer and the North Carolina Cavalry Brigade, Sheridan R. Barringer., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781611212631
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12325113
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12325113
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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