North Carolina contributed more of her sons to the Confederate cause than any other state. The Thirty-seventh North Carolina Regiment, made up of men from the western part of the state, served in famous battles like Chancellorsville and Gettysburg as well as in lesser known actions such as Hanover Courthouse and New Bern.
This is the account of the unit's four years of service, told largely in the soldiers' own words. Drawn from letters, diaries, and postwar articles and interviews, this history follows the unit from its organization in November 1861 until its surrender at Appomattox. The book includes photographs of key individuals in the regiment, and maps illustrating the unit's position at several engagements. Appendices include a complete roster of the unit and a listing of individuals buried in large sites such as prison cemeteries. A bibliography and index are also included.
"valid and worthwhile...historical account is well presented and enjoyable to read...an excellent narrative...a wealth of information to commemorate North Carolina's Civil War experience"--North Carolina Historical Review; "well-researched"--The Civil War News; "another solid modern unit history of North Carolinians in the eastern campaigns...his concluding chapter brings the story of the regiment's memorialization down to the present"--The Civil War Courier; "recommended"--Colorado Libraries; "definitive...a desirable family keepsake"--Watauga Democrat; "by compiling excerpts of letters, demographic data and war records of soldiers in the 37th, Hardy helped explain why they fought and how their experiences continue to shape the perspectives of people today"--Wilkes Journal-Patriot; "useful...interesting...important information"--America's Civil War.