18th North Carolina Infantry Regiment:
"The Confederate Regimental Flag"
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During the American Civil War, the 18th North Carolina suffered its greatest loss at the Battle of Hanover Court House. While in
the "thick of the fight" it had suffered over 200 casualties (killed, wounded, and captured). This unit also suffered hundreds
of casualties during the battles of Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Court House, and Gettysburg.
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The Flags of Civil War North Carolina.
Description: Compiled and written by educator and Civil War expert Glenn Dedmondt,
The Flags Of Civil War North Carolina is a very straightforward reference presenting photographs,
color illustrations, descriptions and history of the titular flags that flew over North Carolina
when it seceded from the Union. Each page or two-page spread features the different flags
of the various North Carolina regiments. A meticulously
detailed resource offering very specific information for history and civil war buffs, The Flags Of Civil War North Carolina
is a welcome contribution to the growing library of Civil War Studies and could well serve as a template for similar volumes
for the other Confederate as well as Union states. Great photos and illustrations! Continued below...
Flags stir powerful emotions,
and few objects evoke such a sense of duty and love for the homeland. In April 1861, the first flag of a new republic flew
Carolina. The state had just seceded from the union, and its citizens would soon have to fight for
their homes, their families, and their way of life. Each flag is meticulously detailed and scaled to perfection. The Flags of Civil
War North Carolina is the history of this short-lived republic
(which later joined the Confederacy), told through the banners that flew over its government, cavalry, and navy. From the
hand-painted flag of the Guilford Greys to the flag of the Buncombe Riflemen--made from the dresses of the
ladies of Asheville--this collection is an exceptional tribute
to the valiant men who bore these banners and to their ill-fated crusade for independence. About the Author:
Glenn Dedmondt, a lifelong resident of the Carolinas and member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, shares his passion for
the past as a teacher of South Carolina history. Dedmondt
has also been published in Confederate Veteran magazine.
Battle of Hanover Court House: Turning Point of the Peninsula
Campaign, May 27, 1862 (Hardcover). Description:
Researched from official reports as well as contemporary accounts, this is the first detailed look at the battle most
widely known as Hanover Court House and Slash Church. The opening chapters set the stage for this crucial battle and outline
the events that led up to May 27, 1862, and the high tide of the Peninsula Campaign. Continued below...
The book’s main focus is the series of battles that took place between the forces of Union V Corps
commander Fitz John Porter and Confederate general Lawrence O’Bryan Branch. Photographs of the battle's central participants
are included, along with appendices featuring the official reports of commanders and lists of casualties from both sides.
Recommended Reading: The
Flags of the Confederacy: An Illustrated History. Description:
Devereaux D. Cannon is an expert on vexillology (the study of flags). This book offers a history, profiles, design specifications
and an overview of the various flags (national flags, battle flags and naval ensigns) that were utilized by the Confederacy.
The book features several pages with glossy photos of the various flags of the Confederacy. It features even the little known
flags. Cannon's book has inspired flag makers to revive the old flags in addition to the 3 national flags, the battle flag
and the naval ensign. Continued below...
This book is must have for flag gurus, Civil War buffs and southern partisans. "Each Confederate flag
is not just a beautiful picture or photograph...it represents the life of the brave men and women that we typically read
about in stale history books."
Recommended Reading: The
Soldier's View: The Civil War Art of Keith Rocco (Hardcover). Description: A splendid collection
of more than 100 paintings and sketches from one of the leading artists working in the Civil War field. The text features
carefully selected eye-witness accounts that accompany the paintings, and the result is a moving ensemble of images and words
that pays homage to the common soldier. Rocco's oils are reproduced here on acid-free, heavy art paper and placed in a finely
Recommended Reading: Confederate
Military History Of North Carolina: North Carolina
In The Civil War, 1861-1865. Description:
The author, Prof. D. H. Hill, Jr., was the son of Lieutenant General Daniel Harvey Hill (North
Carolina produced only two lieutenant generals and it was the second highest rank in the army)
and his mother was General “Stonewall” Jackson’s wife's sister. In Confederate
Military History Of North Carolina, Hill discusses North Carolina’s massive task of preparing and mobilizing
for the conflict; the many regiments and battalions recruited from the Old North State; as well as the state's numerous
contributions during the war. Continued below...
During Hill's Tar Heel State
study, the reader begins with interesting and thought-provoking statistical data regarding the 125,000 "Old North State"
soldiers that fought during the course of the war and the 40,000 that perished. Hill advances with the Fighting Tar
Heels to the first battle at Bethel, through numerous bloody campaigns and battles--including
North Carolina’s contributions at the "High Watermark" at Gettysburg--and
concludes with Lee's surrender at Appomattox. Highly recommended!
Recommended Viewing: The Civil War - A Film by Ken Burns. Review: The
Civil War - A Film by Ken Burns is the most successful public-television miniseries in American history. The 11-hour Civil War didn't just captivate a nation,
reteaching to us our history in narrative terms; it actually also invented a new film language taken from its creator. When
people describe documentaries using the "Ken Burns approach," its style is understood: voice-over narrators reading letters
and documents dramatically and stating the writer's name at their conclusion, fresh live footage of places juxtaposed with
still images (photographs, paintings, maps, prints), anecdotal interviews, and romantic musical scores taken from the era
he depicts. Continued below...
The Civil War uses all of these devices to evoke atmosphere and resurrect an event that many knew
only from stale history books. While Burns is a historian, a researcher, and a documentarian, he's above all a gifted storyteller,
and it's his narrative powers that give this chronicle its beauty, overwhelming emotion, and devastating horror. Using the
words of old letters, eloquently read by a variety of celebrities, the stories of historians like Shelby Foote and rare, stained
photos, Burns allows us not only to relearn and finally understand our history, but also to feel and experience it. "Hailed
as a film masterpiece and landmark in historical storytelling." "[S]hould be a requirement for every
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