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Jefferson Davis in Blue: The Life of Sherman's Relentless Warrior
Besides his illustrious name, the Union general Jefferson Columbus Davis is best known for two appalling actions: the September 1862 murder of General William "Bull" Nelson -- his former commanding officer -- and the abandonment of hundreds of African American refugees to the mercy of Confederate cavalry at Ebenezer Creek during Sherman's march through Georgia in 1864. His ...more
Paperback, 475 pages
Published March 21st 2006 by Louisiana State University Press
(first published January 1st 2002)
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The bio labors under the handicap that Davis left no papers behind. So we never truly understand certain passages from his life. The book itself also suffers from issues related to the partial battle narratives included. While it is natural for a bio to focus on the operations of a particular unit, there were several points, particularly in the Atlanta campaign portions, which were difficult to understand without outside references. Review by an outside reader less familiar with the Civil War wo ...more
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