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W. W. Loring: Florida's Forgotten General

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  4 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Confederate General William Wing Loring had been soldiering since he was 14 -- for the Republic first and then for the Confederacy. But "even his enemies bore him tribute: a man of unflinching honor and integrity'. . . ." As part of the Army of the Republic, he had led a regiment, with 600 mule teams, some 2,500 miles across the mountains to Oregon, "without losing a man." ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published December 28th 2000 by Sunflower University Press
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Sean Chick
Mar 31, 2016 Sean Chick rated it liked it
Writing style is disjointed and unpolished. However, you do get details on an obscure but colorful figure and some military operations rarely touched on in other works. Loring led an offensive into West Virginia at roughly the same time Lee, Bragg, and Van Dorn were making their offensives. I had no idea this was happening and it is good to see that aspect covered. Also interesting is his service out west in the 1850s and in Egypt after the war.

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Bill
Apr 22, 2016 Bill rated it really liked it
A well researched account of a Civil War general. He has a monument in the downtown plaza of St Augustine. Not many know why. This is a solid biography about a career in military service that spanned a few conflicts in American History.
Emerald
Aug 18, 2014 Emerald rated it really liked it
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lots of information in the book. very dry though. (I know it's non fic, but I've read others that weren't so dry.) Get a cup of coffee cause you'll need it. really great with dates, a little bit of strategy and who else was nearby and involved.
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