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By Mark Crawford

Confederate braveness on different Fields: missed Episodes of management, Cruelty, personality, and Kindness bargains 4 priceless yet little-studied occasions of the Civil struggle. each one tale explores the hardships of conflict, and demonstrations of braveness and different human attributes, clear of the glare of famous battlefields like Gettysburg and Shiloh. those formerly untold or little-known tales compiled by way of Mark Crawford extend our realizing of this dreadful conflict—and of the human spirit.

“Rebel lodge of the lifeless” introduces readers to common health facility no 1 in Kittrell Springs, North Carolina, the place health center chaplain Rev. M. M. Marshall did his most sensible to are likely to the non secular wishes of seriously wounded males. Marshall’s lately stumbled on reminiscences are threaded all through this relocating narrative and comprise a number of the final phrases of demise soldiers.

“I’ll dwell but to bop on That Foot!” deals the letters of Charles Blacknall, a prosperous plantation owner-turned-Confederate officer who penned candid letters again domestic that display not just an informed and passionate guy, yet one that is slowly being fed on by way of war.

The remarkable story of a private clash among a Union significant and a accomplice colonel unfolds in “An Eye for an Eye.” The quarrel, which speedy turned deeply own, ended in a sequence of vicious retaliatory killings, guerrilla battle, the eventual intervention of president Abraham Lincoln—and the homicide of 1 of the officers.

The tale of the conflict of Dinwiddie Courthouse, a sour conflict throughout the final days of the battle in Virginia, is advised via many first-person money owed in “The South’s ‘Sunset Charge.’” during this struggle, the prelude to the better-known conflict of 5 Forks, Federal troops publish a stout struggle, regardless of being seriously outnumbered, with assistance from their lethal repeating carbines. Few understand that many accomplice infantrymen have been swept away and drowned there in a valiant cost throughout a muddy rain-swollen river.

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