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Confederate General Stephen Elliott - Beaufort Legend Charleston Hero - cover

Confederate General Stephen Elliott - Beaufort Legend Charleston Hero

D. Michael Thomas

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

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This Civil War biography offers a lively account of the Confederate brigadier general whose defense of Fort Sumter was honored by the Union Army.   General Stephen Elliott rose from captain of a militia artillery battery to command of an infantry brigade. His early war reputation as a daring raider and superb artilleryman grew to true hero status through his exemplary service at Fort Sumter. Handpicked to defend Sumter to the last extremity, Elliott performed so well that his Yankee foes saluted him by dipping the Union flag in recognition of his courage and steadfastness.   Wounded on five separate occasions, Elliott exemplified courage and inspirational leadership that justified promotions advocated by Generals Robert E. Lee, P.G.T. Beauregard, and President Jefferson Davis. In the first in-depth study of Elliott, D. Michael Thomas presents the life of a renowned soldier with fresh, previously unpublished material.
Available since: 06/19/2017.
Print length: 160 pages.

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