Confederate General Stephen Elliott: Beaufort Legend, Charleston Hero

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General Stephen Elliott rose from captain of a militia artillery battery to command of an infantry brigade. His early war reputation as a daring raider and superb artilleryman grew to true hero status through his exemplary service at Fort Sumter. Handpicked to defend Sumter to the last extremity, Elliott performed so well that his Yankee foes saluted him by dipping the Union flag in recognition of his courage and steadfastness. Wounded on five separate occasions, Elliott exemplified courage and inspirational leadership that justified promotions advocated by Generals Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard and President Jefferson Davis. In the first in-depth study of Elliott, D. Michael Thomas presents the life of a renowned soldier with fresh, previously unpublished material.
ISBN: 9781467144797
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: South Carolina
Series: Civil War
Images: 27
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
D. Michael Thomas is a lifelong student of 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 of the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, providing research, writing newsletter articles and serving on the board of directors. His first book was Wade Hampton’s Iron Scouts: Confederate Special Forces (The History Press, 2018).
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