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Lee's Tigers

The Louisiana Infantry in the Army of Northern Virginia

by Terry L. Jones

312 pages / 6.00 x 9.00 inches / 8 halftones, 2 maps

ebook available

Civil War

  Paperback / 9780807127865 / February 2002

“In an effort to glorify the exploits of the Louisiana troops, some historians have glossed over their criminal behavior, treating very lightly the negative aspects of the Tigers. According to the author such apologies are unnecessary because ‘. . . Confederate commanders time and again called on them in the most desperate situations.’ It was the Tigers who blunted the initial Federal assault at First Manassas, played an important role in Jackson’s Valley campaign, held fast at Spotsylvania’s Bloody Angle, fought hand to hand at Fort Stedman, and led Lee’s last offensive at Appomattox. This is an excellent work, thoroughly researched, and well written. Lee’s Tigers is the first comprehensive study of all the Louisiana units operating under General Lee.”—Civil War History

“Jones’s resourceful work in manuscript collections has turned up enough letters, diaries, muster rolls and other primary source material to present a coherent record of these ten regiments and five battalions that served under Lee. Lee’s Tigers gives them their due.”—Washington Post Book World

Terry L. Jones is professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, the author of Lee's Tigers: The Louisiana Infantry in the Army of Northern Virginia, and the editor of The Civil War Memoirs of Captain William J. Seymour: Reminiscences of a Louisiana Tiger.

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