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Covered with glory : the 26th North Carolina Infantry at Gettysburg / Rod Gragg.

By: Gragg, Rod.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 304 p., [16] p. of plates) : ill.ISBN: 9781469604312 (electronic bk.); 1469604310 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 26th | Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863 | North Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental historiesDDC classification: 973.7/349 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Originally published: HarperCollins, 2000.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-293) and index.

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Award-winning historian Gragg offers yet another Civil War title (see, e.g., The Civil War, 1861-1865). The 26th North Carolina saw action early in the war at New Bern and Malvern Hill. On the first day at Gettysburg, it fought against the 24th Michigan in McPherson's Woods. On the third and final day, it participated in the infamous Pickett's Charge and suffered an 85 percent casualty rate, the highest of any regiment in the Civil War. Besides recounting the enormous loss of life and the heroic deeds of many men, Gragg reveals the human side of battle. Family diaries and letters describe the difficulties most soldiers faced in coping with military life. The author uses an impressive list of other books and historical sources. What emerges is a detailed but readable history of a regiment whose sacrifices and exploits merit studying. Recommended for its scholarship and depth of coverage to all academic and large public libraries and to special collections.DDavid Alperstein, Queens Borough P.L., Jamaica, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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