Bragg was deeply concerned about his place in history and wanted to find someone to write it the way he thought it should be written. He failed to find that someone and refused to write his memoirs on the grounds that it would only drag up the old criticisms of him if his name was on the cover of the book. He also contemplated writing a history of the Army of Tennessee but never found the time to do so. In the end, he failed to contribute to shaping the history of the Confederacy even though he certainly was capable of doing so.
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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.
Keith A. Library of Congress. Gordon C. Slavery in North Carolina, David W. Finally, on July 14, at Falling Waters, Pettigrew fell mortally wounded.
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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Sort order. Jul 17, Michael Brantley rated it really liked it. A well done, well researched book. I found it really helpful for a project I'm currently working on. I like the use of lots of personal correspondence and writing among the less famous, more ordinary characters of the time.
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