Monday, February 22, 2016

Booknotes: Fighting for General Lee

New Arrival:
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.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Drew

    Thanks for the information. I read the information about the author and found this:

    1. Fighting for General Lee: General Rufus Barringer and The North Carolina Cavalry Brigade. Released by Savas-Beatie in February 2016.

    2. Savior of the Valley: Major General Thomas L. Rosser. Probable release in 2017.

    3. Memoirs of Major General Thomas L. Rosser. Probable release simultaneously with his biography.

    In addition, I have completed a biography of Colonel Thomas T. Munford, tentatively titled, Unhonored Service: The Life of Colonel Thomas Taylor Munford. This manuscript has been accepted by Savas-Beatie Publishers for publication.

    All this information is very positive. I believe Munford and Rosser didn't care much for each other.

    Savas Beatie continues to provide great Civil War titles.
    Don H.


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