The Resource Lee's Tar Heels: : the Pettigrew-Kirkland-MacRae Brigade, Earl J. Hess, (ebook)

Lee's Tar Heels: : the Pettigrew-Kirkland-MacRae Brigade, Earl J. Hess, (ebook)

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Lee's Tar Heels: : the Pettigrew-Kirkland-MacRae Brigade
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Lee's Tar Heels:
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the Pettigrew-Kirkland-MacRae Brigade
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Earl J. Hess
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eng
Summary
The Pettigrew-Kirkland-MacRae Brigade was one of North Carolina's best-known and most successful units during the Civil War. Formed in 1862, the brigade spent nearly a year protecting supply lines before being thrust into its first major combat at Gettysburg. There, James Johnston Pettigrew's men pushed back the Union's famed Iron Brigade in vicious fighting on July 1 and played a key role in Pickett's Charge on July 3, in the process earning a reputation as one of the hardest-fighting units in Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Despite suffering heavy losses during the Gettysburg campaign, the brigade went on to prove its valor in a host of other engagements. It marched with Lee to Appomattox and was among the last Confederate units to lay down arms in the surrender ceremony. Earl Hess tells the story of the men of the Pettigrew-Kirkland-MacRae Brigade, and especially the famous 26th North Carolina, chronicling the brigade's formation and growth under Pettigrew and its subsequent exploits under William W. Kirkland and William MacRae. Beyond recounting the brigade's military engagements, Hess draws on letters, diaries, memoirs, and service records to explore the camp life, medical care, social backgrounds, and political attitudes of these gallant Tar Heels. He also addresses the continuing debate between North Carolinians and Virginians over the failure of Pickett's Charge
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Midwest
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Hess, Earl J
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973.7/456
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non fiction
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Civil War America
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  • Confederate States of America
  • Electronic books
  • North Carolina
  • United States
  • United States
  • Pettigrew, James Johnston
  • Kirkland, William W.
  • MacRae, William
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adult
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Lee's Tar Heels: : the Pettigrew-Kirkland-MacRae Brigade, Earl J. Hess, (ebook)
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9780807860281
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11711556
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11711556
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Lee's Tar Heels: : the Pettigrew-Kirkland-MacRae Brigade, Earl J. Hess, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807860281
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11711556
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11711556
System control number
MWT11711556
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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