Wade Hampton's Iron Scouts: Confederate Special Forces

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Author D. Michael Thomas presents the previously untold story of the Iron Scouts for the first time. Serving from late 1862 to the war's end, Wade Hampton's Scouts were a key component of the comprehensive intelligence network designed by Generals Robert E. Lee, J.E.B. Stuart and Wade Hampton. The Scouts were stationed behind enemy lines on a permanent basis and provided critical military intelligence to their generals. They became proficient in "unconventional" warfare and emerged unscathed in so many close-combat actions that their foes grudgingly dubbed them Hampton's "Iron Scouts."
ISBN: 9781467139380
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: South Carolina
Series: Civil War
Images: 18
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Michael Thomas is a lifelong student of southern history, with special emphasis on the War Between the States. He holds a BA in history from The Citadel and is a U.S. Navy veteran of Vietnam. He spent several years as a volunteer with the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia doing research and writing on Chesterfield County Confederate soldiers. He coached and umpired Little League Baseball for thirteen years and later spent several years as a WBTS reenactor. Now retired after thirty-one years in international trade, he is back in his home state of South Carolina.
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