Theophilus Hunter Holmes: A North Carolina General in the Civil War

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The son of a North Carolina governor, Theophilus Hunter Holmes graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1829 and served on the frontier during the Trail of Tears. He fought in the Second Seminole War and in the U.S.-Mexican War. In 1859, he became the U.S. Army's chief recruiting officer and was assigned to Governors Island at New York City. Only days before resigning from the U.S. Army, he helped organize the naval expedition sent to relieve Fort Sumter from the Confederacy's blockade. But then casting his lot with his native state, Holmes led a Confederate brigade at First Manassas and a division during the Peninsular Campaign, commanded armies in the Trans-Mississippi, and organized North Carolina's young boys and old men into the Confederate Reserves. Holmes served with some of America's most notable historic figures: Zachary Taylor, Winfield Scott, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis. In modern times, however, he is virtually unknown. The man and the soldier possessed traits of both triumph and tragedy, as demonstrated in this biography.

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Retired Charlotte, North Carolina, police captain Walter C. Hilderman III has been an American Civil War reenactor and historian for fifty years. He lives in Eutawville, South Carolina.

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"In this first ever biography, Hilderman does a good job of laying out the general's life, pointing out his strengths and weaknesses, and more or less rescuing him form the obscurity into which post-war memoirists and historians shoved him"--The NYMAS Review; "in this first ever biography, Hilderman does a good job of laying out the general's life, pointing out his strengths and weaknesses and more or less rescuing him from the obscurity into which post-war memoirists and historians shoved him, while throwing fresh light on the complexities of campaigning in the Trans-Mississippi"--Strategy Page; "Holmes is an important figure in Arkansas Civil War history, and he deserves a biography. Hilderman has admirably accomplished that task...well-written"--Arkansas Historical Quarterly.

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