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Boy Colonel of the Confederacy: The Life and Times of Henry King Burgwyn, Jr.

Davis, Archie K.

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ISBN 10: 0807816477 / ISBN 13: 9780807816479
Published by The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC, 1985
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xiv, 406 p. Illustrations. Maps. Notes. Index. Henry King Burgwyn, Jr. (1841-1863), one ofthe youngest coulonels in the Confederate Army, diedat the age of twenty-one while leading the Twenty-sixth North Carolina regiment in action at the battle of Gettysburg. In the biography, the brief life of this talented man whose maturity, courage, and strength of character that belied his years is recounted. Burgwyn was a graduate of the Virginial Military Institute. He succeeded Zebluon Baird Vance as Colonel of the Regiment. He died on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, leading a charge against the famed "Iron Brigade" Very good in very good dust jacket. Pencil erasure residue on fep. Bookseller Inventory # 64597

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Title: Boy Colonel of the Confederacy: The Life and...

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: Reprint. Second printing.

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Henry King Burgwyn, Jr. (1841-63), one of the youngest colonels in the Confederate Army, died at the age of twenty-one while leading the twenty-sixth North Carolina regiment into action at the battle of Gettysburg. In this sensitive biography, originally published by UNC Press in 1985, Archie Davis provides a revealing portrait of the young man's character and a striking example of a soldier who selflessly fulfilled his duty. Drawing on Burgwyn's own letters and diary, Davis also offers a fascinating glimpse into North Carolina society during the antebellum period and the Civil War.

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"This superb biography recounts the life and times of 'Harry' Burgwyn en route to his fateful rendezvous with the Iron Brigade in McPherson's Grove. . . . An excellent contribution to Civil War biography."-- Blue & Gray

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