Preview: Hardy, “General Lee’s Immortals”

6 03 2018

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New from Savas Beatie is a unit history by author and blogger Michael Hardy, General Lee’s Immortals: The Battles and Campaigns of the Branch-Lane Brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865. Here’s a brief summary and a description of the contents.

Successively commanded by Lawrence O’Bryan Branch (until his death at the Battle of Antietam) and James H. Lane, the brigade and its North Carolina regiments served with the Army of Northern Virginia for the length of its existence.

The history is laid out in chronological order, starting with a biography of Branch and the formation of the brigade, then from the Battle of Hanover’s Court House through Appomattox, with stops along the way for chapters on Medical Care, Daily Camp Life, the Plight of the Prisoner, and Crime and Punishment. A closing chapter and epilogue look at the brigade in memory and its Place in History.

You get:

  • 373 pages of text in 18 chapters and the epilogue.
  • A 14 page bibliography with substantial manuscript and newspaper sources.
  • A somewhat brief 7 page index.
  • 10 Hal Jesperson maps
  • Dozens of images, both portraiture and modern, as well as engravings.
  • Savas Beatie staple bottom of page footnotes.

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4 responses

6 03 2018
Ted Savas

Thanks for mentioning this, Harry. It is an outstanding history.

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6 03 2018
Harry Smeltzer

Looks great, Ted!

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12 03 2018
Brad Forbush

I was at Cedar Mtn. Saturday, and battlefield historian Michael Block, said in his opinion, Branch’s Brigade, saved the day for Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mtn. on Aug. 9, 1862.

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12 03 2018
Harry Smeltzer

Thanks Brad.

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