Carrying the Flag
The Story of Private Charles Whilden, the Confederacy's Most Unlikely Hero
By (author) Gordon C. Rhea
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Carrying the Flag by Gordon C. Rhea
Book DescriptionFor forty years, Charles Whilden lived a life most noteworthy for a series of near misses. Repeatedly turned down for service in the Confederate Army, he did not enlist until the desperate days when anyone capable of locomotion was brought in to fill the ranks. He was subsequently plunged into the very regiment destined to see the worst of Grant's brutal spring 1864 campaign. But Whilden would go on to discover a courage within that was prefigured by none of his earlier failures.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465069576
(203mm x 135mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 9-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Gordon C. Rhea
To the North Anna River, Paperback (September 2005)
Rhea looks at the initial campaign between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee between May 13 and 25, 1864--a phase that was critical in the clash between the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia. Rhea charts the generals' every step and misstep in their efforts to outfox each other. 12 halftones. 29 maps.
Battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow Tavern, May 7-12,1864, Paperback (March 2005)
This is the second volume in Gordon Rhea's five-book series on the Civil War's 1864 Overland Campaign. Here Rhea examines the manoeuvers and battles from May 7, 1864, when Grant left the Wilderness, through to May 12, when his attempt to break Lee's line by frontal assault reached a climax at what is now called the Bloody Angle.
Battle of the Wilderness, May 5-6, 1864, Paperback (September 2004)» View all books by Gordon C. Rhea
Fought in a tangled forest fringing the Rapidan River, the Battle of the Wilderness was the initial engagement of the Civil War in Virginia, and the first encounter between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee. Gordon C.
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Author Biography - Gordon C. Rhea
Gordon C. Rhea is also the author of The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow Tavern, May 7-12, 1864; To the North Anna River: Grant and Lee, May 13-25, 1864, winner of the Fletcher Pratt Literary Award; and Cold Harbor: Grant and Lee, May 26-June 3, 1864, winner of the Austin Civil War Round Table's Laney Prize. He lives in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, and in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, with his wife and two sons.
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