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The Thirty-seventh North Carolina Troops : Tar Heels in the Army of Northern Virginia - Michael C. Hardy

The Thirty-seventh North Carolina Troops

Tar Heels in the Army of Northern Virginia

Paperback Published: 30th October 2009
ISBN: 9780786445806
Number Of Pages: 352
For Ages: 18+ years old

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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.

Industry Reviews

"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.

Prefacep. 1
“A tree and independent people”: August–September 1861p. 3
“We have a fine Drill master”: October 1861–January 1862p. 18
“Our Men are allmost Crazy to Meet the Enemy”: January–April 1862p. 30
“Coln Lees men stood … as firm as rocks”: May–June 1862p. 53
“Waiting for the Yankees—to come over and see us”: June–July 1862p. 65
“I Doo not knew where Jackson will stop”: July–September 1862p. 80
“I believe I hav roat a bout awl I can think of that is worth riting”: September 1862–April 1863p. 103
“One of the bloodiest pages of history”: April–May 1863p. 126
“Things are faverable for a Glorious Campaign”: June–July 1863p. 140
“Able to give the enemy a good tight whenever it is necessary”: August 1863–April 1864p. 161
“Let us drop a tear to the memory of that noble boy who now sleeps upon that bloody battlefield”: May 1864p. 180
“Only the sharp shooters and canonade”: May–December 1864p. 198
“The support of a completely fallen cause”: January–April 1865p. 217
“Grand, grim, titantic warrors of a cause”: April 1865–Presentp. 235
Rosterp. 263
Transferred to the Thirty-seventh North Carolina Troopsp. 297
Transferred from the Thirty-seventh North Carolina Troopsp. 300
Invalid Corpsp. 302
Transfers to the United States Armyp. 304
Courts-Martialp. 305
Appomattox Paroleesp. 309
Notesp. 313
Bibliographyp. 331
Indexp. 339
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ISBN: 9780786445806
ISBN-10: 0786445807
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 30th October 2009
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.15 x 17.53  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.61

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