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Out standing Jun 16, 2007
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Brief North Carolina Civil War History Jan 19, 2006
The author, Prof. D. H. Hill, Jr., was the son of Lieutenant General Daniel Harvey Hill (North Carolina produced only two lieutenant generals and it was the second highest rank in the army) and his mother was the sister to General "Stonewall" Jackson's wife. In Confederate Military History Of North Carolina, Hill discusses North Carolina's massive task of preparing and mobilizing for the conflict; the many regiments and battalions recruited from the "Old North State; as well as the state's numerous contributions during the war. During Hill's Tar Heel State study, the reader begins with interesting and thought-provoking statistical data regarding the 125,000 "Old North State" soldiers that fought during the course of the war and the 40,000 that perished. Hill advances with the Tar Heels to the first battle at Bethel, through numerous bloody campaigns and battles--including North Carolina's contributions at the "High Watermark" at Gettysburg--and concludes with Lee's surrender at Appomattox.
Sadly, however, Hill admits to space limitations which omitted a more detailed history. (Otherwise, I would have rated it 5 STARS.)
For a detailed history of North Carolina in the Civil War, consider: Clark's: HISTORIES OF THE SEVERAL REGIMENTS & BATTALIONS FROM NORTH CAROLINA: Vol. 1: Bethel Regt. __ 16th Regt. Vol. 2: 17th Regt. __ 42nd Regt. Vol. 3: 43rd Regt. __ 69th Regt. Vol. 4: 70th Regt. __ 83rd Regt. & 1st Bn. __ 16th Bn. Vol. 5: Battles, Navy, Addenda, Index IN THE GREAT WAR 1861-1865.
For comprehensive North Carolina American Civil War regimental and battalion rosters (excellent source for genealogy), consider "North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster, by Weymouth T. Jordan and Louis H. Manarin."