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Richard S. Ewell : a soldier's life / Donald C. Pfanz.

By: Pfanz, Donald.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Civil War America: Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1998Description: xix, 655 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0807823899 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780807823897 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Ewell, Richard Stoddert, 1817-1872 | Generals -- Confederate States of America -- Biography | Confederate States of America. Army -- Biography | Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- CampaignsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Richard S. Ewell.DDC classification: 973.7/3 Other classification: 15.85
Contents:
Stony lonesome -- West Point -- Not above his merit -- A man much esteemed -- To the cannon's mouth -- Rayado and los lunas -- A belle of the first water -- Fort Buchanan -- No orders, no orders -- Hope and love and devotion -- The road to glory -- Attack at daylight -- A question of legs -- The men are willing to follow him -- I think we have them now! -- A little more grape -- Fallen warrior -- A funeral and a promotion -- The idol of his corps -- High times in Pennsylvania -- Gettysburg -- The natural condition of man -- Autumn of discontent -- Petticoat government -- Strike the enemy wherever I find him -- Struggle for the muleshoe -- I am unwilling to be idle at this crisis -- The Department of Richmond -- The jig is up! -- Fort Warren -- Cotton fever -- Peace -- The right arm of Jackson -- Appendix A: Ewell family genealogy -- Appendix B: Stoddert family genealogy -- Appendix C: Lizinka's landholdings -- Appendix D: Ewell cemetery plots at Williamsburg -- Appendix E: Campbell family genealogy -- Appendix G: The Ewell-at-Manassas controversy -- Appendix H: A chronology of events on 24 May 1862 -- Appendix I: Auburn and Dunblane -- Appendix J: When was Ewell shot? -- Appendix K: Ewell's capture at Sailor's Creek.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 615-640) and index.

Stony lonesome -- West Point -- Not above his merit -- A man much esteemed -- To the cannon's mouth -- Rayado and los lunas -- A belle of the first water -- Fort Buchanan -- No orders, no orders -- Hope and love and devotion -- The road to glory -- Attack at daylight -- A question of legs -- The men are willing to follow him -- I think we have them now! -- A little more grape -- Fallen warrior -- A funeral and a promotion -- The idol of his corps -- High times in Pennsylvania -- Gettysburg -- The natural condition of man -- Autumn of discontent -- Petticoat government -- Strike the enemy wherever I find him -- Struggle for the muleshoe -- I am unwilling to be idle at this crisis -- The Department of Richmond -- The jig is up! -- Fort Warren -- Cotton fever -- Peace -- The right arm of Jackson -- Appendix A: Ewell family genealogy -- Appendix B: Stoddert family genealogy -- Appendix C: Lizinka's landholdings -- Appendix D: Ewell cemetery plots at Williamsburg -- Appendix E: Campbell family genealogy -- Appendix G: The Ewell-at-Manassas controversy -- Appendix H: A chronology of events on 24 May 1862 -- Appendix I: Auburn and Dunblane -- Appendix J: When was Ewell shot? -- Appendix K: Ewell's capture at Sailor's Creek.

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Library Journal Review

Civil War historian Pfanz (The Petersburg Campaign: Abraham Lincoln at City Point, March 20-April 19, 1865) presents a favorable biography of Confederate General Richard S. Ewell. Although covering the full span of Ewell's life, Pfanz focuses most heavily on his Civil War years. He fills the lacunae regarding Ewell, reassessing the command and operations of the man who was Stonewall Jackson's right arm and who was an important, if underrated, military leader, succeeding Jackson to lead the Second Corps at Gettysburg, among other engagements. The author draws upon a number of primary sources and concludes that, overall, Ewell was a capable and successful general. Pfanz successfully conveys the personality, but more social and political contextualization would have been welcomed. Recommended for libraries with large collections of Civil War military history and biographies.‘Charles L. Lumpkins, Pennsylvania State Univ., State College (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

Overshadowed by Stonewall Jackson, James Longstreet, and Jeb Stuart, Richard S. Ewell has not received the attention accorded Robert E. Lee's more famous subordinates. Pfanz (National Park Service) not only rescues Ewell from obscurity but also offers a full and fair account of the general's life and service in a stimulating and provocative portrait that ranks as the definitive biography. Recounting Ewell's exploits in the US Army prior to 1861, especially in the Arizona Territory, and his tenure as a division commander under Jackson and a corps commander under Lee, Pfanz sheds new light on American military history. He also is sensitive to Ewell's private life, especially his marriage to Lizinka Campbell and the impact of his wounding at Second Manassas, which resulted in the loss of a leg. Especially important is the treatment of Ewell's performance at Gettysburg, which caused Lee to question his abilities, and at the Wilderness, where he manhandled two Union corps. Some may find Pfanz too forgiving and too defensive, but he raises interesting questions about Lee's military leadership and his relations with subordinates that have long been overlooked. All levels. B. D. Simpson; Arizona State University

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