Books on the Men who Rode with Stonewall

These great books on the men who rode with Thomas J. Jackson and participated in the famous Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862 can be purchased at Amazon.com. By doing so, you will support the Confederate States Allied - Europe, Russian Command, and our studies of the War for Southern Independence. Thank you!

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 Belle Boyd in Camp and Prison

by Belle Boyd, Sharon Kennedy-Nolle (Introduction), Drew Gilpin Faust

No comments... A pure classic!

 


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 Richard Taylor, Soldier Prince of Dixie

by T. Michael Parrish

"From rare-book dealer Parrish, an engaging and exhaustively researched biography of an important and intriguing, though rarely studied, Confederate leader... A thorough and significant contribution to Civil War scholarship."-- Copyright 1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

 


 Richard S. Ewell: A Soldier's Life

by Donald C. Pfanz

"Confederate general Richard Ewell has never received the attention he deserves, according to his biographer Donald C. Pfanz. Ewell's many impressive military achievements have gone largely unnoticed, and his few failures--among them arguably blowing an opportunity to turn Gettysburg into a Southern victory--have often served as reasons to blame Confederate losses on anybody but its more revered generals, such as Robert E. Lee. Ewell's greatest accomplishment, suggests Pfanz, was leading third-rate troops in defense of Petersburg when Federal soldiers broke through at Fort Harrison. "Had [Stonewall] Jackson been in charge rather than Ewell, historians would have touted the battle as a military masterpiece. But ... the episode was forgotten. Historians have all but ignored it since." Despite such assessments, Richard S. Ewell: A Soldier's Life is no hagiography; Pfanz cites shortcomings in both Ewell's personality (bad temper) and judgment (at Spotsylvania, for instance). Still, this book is mainly a robust defense of a second-tier general who deserves better than what he's received from other historians."- Amazon.com, Editorial

 


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 Blood Image: Turner Ashby in the Civil War and the Southern Mind (Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War)

by Paul Christopher Anderson

"Recognizing the power of Ashby's fame as knightly horseman, family defender, natural man and savage, and Confederate warrior, Anderson boldly organizes his study in four radical chapters that capture and reflect the circular energy of those images, each facet reinforcing and refreshing the others. With superb scholarship he shows that the force of Ashby's image was double-edged: it inspired admirers in the Shenandoah Valley, but it also shielded them from the savagery of a war that challenged the very ideals at the heart of their defense of home."- Amazon.com, Editorial

 


 Gunner With Stonewall: Reminiscences of William Thomas Poague

by William Thomas Poague, Monroe F. Cockrell (Editor), Bell Irvin Wiley (Introduction), Robert K. Krick (Introduction)

"A Confederate artillery officer, William Thomas Poague fought in General "Stonewall" Jackson's campaigns in the Shenandoah Valley and at Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, and elsewhere. GUNNER WITH STONEWALL sheds light on a neglected aspect of the Civil War--the role of the artillery in combat. 33 photos."- Ingram

 


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 Make Me a Map of the Valley: The Civil War Journal of Stonewall Jackson's Topographer

by Jedediah Hotchkiss, Archie P. McDonald (Editor), Harry T. Williams

...listed by several authorities as one of the best books on the Civil War.

 


I Rode with Stonewall

by Henry Kyd Douglas

Stonewall Jackson depended on him; General Lee complimented him; Union soldiers admired him; and ladies adored him--this dashing, handsome, young Henry Kyd Douglas. He rode with Stonewall. He fought at the side of Ashby. He lived, joked and courted with Jeb Stuart. From his meeting with John Brown, shortly before Harper's Ferry, through the long bitter years of the Civil War, he clung to the Southern cause. He fought its battles and endured its defeats. And he captured it all, in a resonant prose, in his diaries.

 


Sabres & Pistol: The Civil War Career of Colonel Harry Gilmor, C.S.A.

by Timothy Ackinclose

A scholarly and well-written biography of one of the Confederacy's most gallant cavalry commanders. This Marylander served as both a partisan in the Shenandoah Valley as well as an officer under General Lee's command in the Army of Northern Virginia.


Stonewall's Man: Sandie Pendleton

by W.G. Bean

This biography tells the story of Alexander (Sandie) Swift Pendleton, a high-spirited and intelligent Confederate staff officer from Virginia who, at the age of twenty-two, won the confidence, admiration, and affection of Stonewall Jackson. Pendelton began as ordnance officer of the Stonewall Brigade of the Army of the Shenandoah in the spring of 1861. By January of 1863, he had become chief of staff of the famed Second Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia and was recognized as a brilliant staff officereven as "Stonewall's Man." Wounded in the battle of Fisher's Hill, Pendleton died five days before his twenty-fourth birthday. Based on diaries, letters, and manuscripts, the poignant and revealing story of Pendleton's life and Civil War experiences is set against a background of the campaigns in which he participated.

 

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