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Civil War Generals of Tennessee (Hardcover)

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From James Patton Anderson to Felix Zollicoffer, author Randy Bishop, a native Tennessean, offers compelling portraits of the sons of a state regarded by many as the most torn asunder by the War Between the States. This collection brings together biographies of the fifty-one Confederate and Union generals born in Tennessee as well as those with significant ties to the state. Each entry focuses on the major military contributions of the individuals-no matter their affiliations-and also teases out the most intriguing aspects of their civilian life, particularly how they fared after the war. With fascinating details, including the men's relationships before the divisiveness of war intruded, Bishop provides an insight into lives that have rarely been seen as a whole. Arranged in alphabetical order for ease of reference, the work includes such luminaries as Nathan Bedford Forrest and Leonidas Polk, while also detailing the contributions of many lesser-known figures, including Samuel Powhatan Carter and Otho French Strahl. Each entry spans approximately five pages and provides, as the author states, "insight into the contributions of selfless men who offered their best, in years of their lives as well as time, that could have been spent with their families."

Product Details ISBN-10: 145561811X
ISBN-13: 9781455618118
Published: Pelican Publishing Company, 09/01/2013
Pages: 304
Language: English