Monday, January 28, 2008

28th North Carolina Infantry: A Civil War History and Roster

by Frances H. Casstevens

From the publisher:
In April 1861, public opinion in North Carolina was divided between Union and secession supporters. It was only after President Lincoln issued his call to arms to subdue the rebel state of South Carolina that North Carolina seceded, primarily in protest of the order to fight her sister state. Beginning with a look at the prevailing atmosphere in North Carolina in the spring of 1861, this volume provides an in-depth history of one Confederate infantry regiment, the 28th North Carolina, which was comprised primarily of units from the central and southwestern parts of the state. It discusses the various battles in which the 28th North Carolina was involved, including Hanover Court House, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chapin’s Farm and Appomattox. Special emphasis is placed on the thoughts and surviving accounts provided by those soldiers who witnessed firsthand the atrocities of war. Appendices contain (among other items) a chronology of the 28th North Carolina; a list of casualties among officers; a list of casualties in the 28th from 1862 through 1864; and the full text of letters from two members of the 28th, the Harding brothers.

Retired from Wake Forest University,Frances H. Casstevens is also the author of Tales from the North and the South (2007), “Out of the Mouth of Hell” (2005), George W. Alexander and Castle Thunder (2004, softcover in 2008), Edward A. Wild and the African Brigade in the Civil War (2003), Clingman’s Brigade in the Confederacy, 1862–1865 (2002) and The Civil War and Yadkin County, North Carolina (1997, softcover in 2005). She lives in Yadkinville, North Carolina.