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Confederate Goliath by Rod Gragg
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Jun 01, 2009

it was amazing

A truly fascinating book about an important, but little known, battle of the Civil War. Read it after visiting Fort Fisher. Mr. Gragg's book is popular history at its best, informative, well-written, exciting and personal. I will not say that someone having no interest in the Civil War will find it interesting, because that may be asking too much. However, anyone who is a buff, or interested in North Carolina history should read the book. The thing I was struck by, as I often am in reading about the War, is how YOUNG everyone was, even senior officers. All the brigade commanders at Fort Fisher, with the rank of colonel, were in their 20s. The youngest WAS 20. And Galusha Pennypacker had been fighting since he was 16. The Union commanding general, Alfred Terry, was only 38. Fascinating book. Highly recommended.

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