Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes, Jr. General William J. Hardee: Old Reliable, 1st ed


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Hughes’ General William J. Hardee: Old Reliable is still the definitive biography of this important western Confederate.

Hardee was a life-long military man who, like many other West Pointers, threw his support to the Confederacy in 1861. As a commander in the western theater Hardee led troops at Shiloh, Perryville, Stones River, the Atlanta Campaign and beyond. Often in consideration for army command, Hardee never quite gained Jefferson Davis’ trust, for many reasons that Hughes relates. The author finds Hardee an example of conservative military leadership that could not adapt itself to the practices of modern war. To the end he was a professional soldier of the classical school, fighting and even thinking in Napoleonic terms.

Light sun; dustjacket has light wear and is attached at the top to a clear cover; else Very good; scarce.

Hughes, Nathaniel Cheairs, Jr. GENERAL WILLIAM J. HARDEE: OLD RELIABLE. Baton Rouge: 1965. 1st edition, 329p., frontispiece.

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