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Earl Hess tells the story of the men of the Pettigrew-Kirkland-MacRae Brigade, and especially the famous 26th North Carolina, chronicling the brigade's formation and growth under Pettigrew and its subsequent exploits under William W. Kirkland and William MacRae. Beyond recounting the brigade's military engagements, Hess draws on letters, diaries, memoirs, and service records to explore the camp life, medical care, social backgrounds, and political attitudes of these gallant Tar Heels. He also addresses the continuing debate between North Carolinians and Virginians over the failure of Pickett's Charge.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Confederate States of America, Army, Pettigrew's Brigade, North Carolina History Civil War, 1861-1865 Regimental histories, United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Regimental histories, United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Campaigns, Pettigrew, James Johnston, 1828-1863, Kirkland, William W, (William Whedbee), 1833-1915, MacRae, William, 1834-1882