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The Class of 1846 by John C. Waugh
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May 26, 08

bookshelves: non-fiction
Recommended to John by: Christie Sheiry
Read in February, 2008

Very detailed and exceptionally well researched history of the West Point class of 1846. This class included Stonewall Jackson and 18 other men who ended up becoming Generals for both the Union and the Confederacy. This book, more than any other I have ever read, demonstrates how much of a tragedy the Civil War was for our country. BUT, it also gives you a true sense of how we were able to recover from such a devastating period of our history and go on the being the country we were during the 20th century.
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