• Fighting for General Lee: Confederate General Rufus Barringer and the North Carolina Cavalry Brigade by Sheridan Barringer (Savas Beatie, 2016).
Fighting for General Lee is a biography of General Rufus Barringer, detailing his wartime role as a company and field grade officer in the 1st North Carolina Cavalry regiment and later as general commanding the North Carolina Cavalry Brigade that fought with the Army of Northern Virginia. "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 author's research looks promising and the volume has the typical treatment from the publisher in terms of maps and illustrations.