Boy Colonel of the Confederacy: The Life and Times of Henry by Archie K. Davis

By Archie K. Davis

Henry King Burgwyn, Jr. (1841-63), one of many youngest colonels within the accomplice military, died on the age of twenty-one whereas top the twenty-sixth North Carolina regiment into motion on the conflict of Gettysburg. during this delicate biography, initially released by means of UNC Press in 1985, Archie Davis offers a revealing portrait of the younger man's personality and a impressive instance of a soldier who selflessly fulfilled his accountability. Drawing on Burgwyn's personal letters and diary, Davis additionally deals a desirable glimpse into North Carolina society in the course of the antebellum interval and the Civil War.

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