9781572337237

Lee and Jackson's Bloody Twelfth : The Letters of Irby Goodwin Scott, First Lieutenant, Company G, Putnam Light Infantry, Twelfth Georgia Volunteer Infantry

by ;
  • ISBN13:

    9781572337237

  • ISBN10:

    1572337230

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-10-15
  • Publisher: Univ of Tennessee Pr
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $38.95 Save up to $5.84
  • Buy New
    $33.11

    USUALLY SHIPS IN 7-10 BUSINESS DAYS

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

Offering a fascinating look at an ordinary soldier's struggle to survive not only the horrors of combat but also the unrelenting hardship of camp life,Lee and Jackson's Bloody Twelfthbrings together for the first time the extant correspondence of Confederate lieutenant Irby Goodwin Scott, who served in the hard-fighting Twelfth Georgia Infantry. The collection begins with Scott's first letter home from Richmond, Virginia, in June 1861, and ends with his last letter to his father in February 1865. Scott miraculously completed the journey from naiuml;ve recruit to hardened veteran while seeing action in many of the Eastern Theater's most important campaigns: the Shenandoah Valley, the Peninsula, Second Manassas, and Gettysburg. His writings brim with vivid descriptions of the men's activities in camp, on the march, and in battle. Particularly revelatory are the details the letters provide about the relationship between Scott and his two African American body servants, whom he wrote about with great affection. And in addition to maps, photographs, and a roster of Scott's unit, the book also features an insightful introduction by editor Johnnie Perry Pearson, who highlights the key themes found throughout the correspondence. By illuminating in depth how one young Confederate stood up to the physical and emotional duress of war, the book stands as a poignant tribute to the ways in which all ordinary Civil War soldiers, whether fighting for the South or the North, sacrificed, suffered, and endured. Johnnie Perry Pearson is a retired state service officer formerly with the North Carolina Division of Veteran Affairs. He served as an infantry platoon sergeant during the Vietnam War and lives in Hickory, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. xix
Irby Goodwin Scott's Letters
Seat of Warp. 1
Mountains of Northwestern Virginiap. 7
Camp on the Greenbrier Riverp. 17
Cannon Fire on the Greenbrierp. 29
Camp Alleghenyp. 47
1862 Valley Campaignp. 65
Seven Days to Cedar Mountainp. 81
Fredericksburg Frontp. 99
Second Northern Campaignp. 123
Rapidan Frontp. 133
Detached Dutyp. 149
1864 Overland Campaignp. 157
Final Word Homep. 169
Appendix: Roster of the Company G, Putnam Light Infantry, Twelfth Georgia Infantry Regimentp. 191
Notesp. 223
Bibliographyp. 245
Indexp. 249
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review