By William W. Hassler
Here for the 1st time is exact the romantic triangle which enmeshed Hill and McClellan, former roommates at West aspect, with beauteous Nelly Marcy, reigning queen of pre-war Washington's more youthful set. Hill misplaced this contest to Nelly's mom and dad, yet he later received the hand of normal John Hunt Morgan's wonderful and gifted sister, Dolly. And at Sharpsburg, Hill wreaked vengeance upon McClellan by means of his well timed arrival which stored Lee from defeat while it spelled McClellan's next dismissal from command of the military of the Potomac.
The writer lines Hill's meteoric upward thrust from Colonel of the redoubtable 13th Virginia Regiment to significant common in charge of the famed gentle department. opposed to a "you are there" historical past of intimate aspect, the reader follows the exploits of tempestous Ambrose Powell Hill as he welds his officials and males into fierce awesome devices. the place the fighing is thickests there's the red-haired, red-shirted Hill brandishing his sword and exhorting his males to victory. occasionally the difficulty ends ignominiously as at Bristoe Station, yet extra frequently the result is wonderful as at moment Manassas and Reams Station.
Gray greats and near-greats stalk via those pages with shiny fact as one meets Jeb Stuart, Dorsey Pender, John Hood, Heros von Borcke, Ham Chamerlayne, Willie Pegram, Rev. J. Wm. Jones, Cadmus Wilcox, Harry Heth, J. R. Anderson, Lawrence O'Brien department, James Archer, Jim Lane, Thomas Wooten, Charles box, George Tucker, Kyd Douglas, Johnston Pettigrew, Moxley Sorrel, William H. Palmer, Wade Hampton, Jube Early, Lindsay Walker, Maxcy Gregg, Sam McGowan, and others.
Accompanying Hill and his instructions from pre-Manassas to the ultimate leap forward at Petersburg, the reader relives the campaigns within the jap theater. while the reader earnings a deeper perception into the issues of command, including an appreciation of the hardships which the accomplice squaddies persisted in the course of even the early days of the conflict.
Although Powell Hill's attention and talent received for him the unbounded appreciate and devotion of his troops, his proud, delicate nature always embroiled him together with his superiors. His dispute with Longstreet following the Seven Days Battles virtually culminated in a duel. Transferred to Jackson's command, Hill outspokenly quarreled with "Old Jack" until eventually the latter's mortal wounding at Chancellorsville effected a dramatic battlefield reconciliation. As Jackson's successor, Hill played irregularly. the writer analyzes objectively many of the elements that may have brought on the adjustments in Hill's fortunes following his elevation to corps command.
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