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The bravest of the brave : the correspondence of Stephen Dodson Ramseur /
edited by George G. Kundahl ; foreword by Gary W. Gallagher.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2010.
description
xv, 324 p.
ISBN
0807833738 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780807833735 (cloth : alk. paper)
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imprint
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2010.
isbn
0807833738 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780807833735 (cloth : alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction -- The formative years, 1837-1855 -- Wearing the military uniform of the United States : the West Point years and service as an army officer, 1855-1861 -- Confederate artillery officer, 1861-1862 -- Regimental commander, April-October 1862 -- Brigade commander (I), November 1862-October 1863 -- Brigade commander (II), November 1863-May 1864 -- Division commander, May-October 1864 -- Death and aftermath.
catalogue key
7161233
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Stephen Dodson Ramseur (1837-1865) rose meteorically through the Confederate military ranks. He excelled in every assignment and was involved as a senior officer in many of the war's most important conflicts east of the Appalachians. His letters--over 180 of which are collected and transcribed here by George Kundahl--provide his incisive observations on these military events. At the same time, they offer rare insight into the personal opinions of a high-ranking Civil War officer.
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"The letters . . . offer rare insight into the personal opinions of a high-ranking Civil War officer." - McCormick Messenger
"Kundahl's collection and commentary provide an outstanding depiction of Ramseur's views, ambitions, and personal feelings. Kundahl also supplies informative and useful footnotes for background information. . . . A skillfully edited collection. . . . Useful and interesting not only to military historians but also to those interested in the views of young white men of Ramseur's generation." - Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
"Kundahl's collection and commentary provide an outstanding depiction of Ramseur's views, ambitions, and personal feelings. Kundahl also supplies informative and useful footnotes for background information. . . . A skillfully edited collection. . . . Useful and interesting not only to military historians but also to those interested in the views of young white men of Ramseur's generation." -Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
"The letters . . . offer rare insight into the personal opinions of a high-ranking Civil War officer." --McCormick Messenger
"While this collection will be particularly valuable for scholars, this book should not be limited to the dusty confines of university offices. As a tale of friendship and love, life and death, duty and manhood, Ramseur's story encompasses many of the enduring and universal experiences of human existences." - Civil War Book Review
"Edited in a way that provides ample context in non-overwhelming fashion. . . .The richness of content in Ramseur's letters should brand Kundahl's edited volume as an instant classic and an invaluable research tool for Civil War historians." -Civil War News
"Edited in a way that provides ample context in non-overwhelming fashion. . . .The richness of content in Ramseur's letters should brand Kundahl's edited volume as an instant classic and an invaluable research tool for Civil War historians." - Civil War News
"Kundahl's edition of Ramseur's letters will likely stand as one of the most important published collections of Civil War letters." - The North Carolina Historical Review
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Summaries
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Born in Lincolnton, North Carolina, in 1837, Stephen Dodson Ramseur rose meteorically through the military ranks. Graduating from West Point in 1860, he joined the Confederate army as a captain. By the time of his death near the end of the war at the Battle of Cedar Creek, he had attained the rank of major general in the Army of Northern Virginia. He excelled in every assignment and was involved as a senior officer in many of the war's most important conflicts east of the Appalachians. Born in Lincolnton, North Carolina, in 1837, Stephen Dodson Ramseur rose meteorically through the military ranks. Graduating from West Point in 1860, he joined the Confederate army as a captain. By the time of his death near the end of the war at the Battle of Cedar Creek, he had attained the rank of major general in the Army of Northern Virginia. He excelled in every assignment and was involved as a senior officer in many of the war's most important conflicts east of the Appalachians.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. xi
Editorial Method and Letter Sourcesp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
The Formative Years, 1837-1855p. 7
Wearing the Military Uniform of the United States The West Point Years and Service as an Army Officer, 1855-1861p. 17
Confederate Artillery Officer, 1861-1862p. 75
Regimental Commander, April-October 1862p. 89
Brigade Commander (I), November 1862-October 1863p. 105
Brigade Commander (II), November 1863-May 1864p. 175
Division Commander, May-October 1864p. 227
Death and Aftermathp. 291
Appendix: Abbreviated Family Tree of Stephen Dodson Ramseurp. 307
Bibliographyp. 311
Acknowledgmentsp. 317
Indexp. 319
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