Richard Taylor, soldier prince of Dixie /
T. Michael Parrish.
|Main Creator:||Parrish, T. Michael.|
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Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1992.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 503-537) and index.
Richard Taylor, the spoiled son of President Zachary Taylor, was the Confederate political general par excellence. With no military experience, he was awarded the rank of colonel and six months later his former brother-in-law, Jefferson Davis, promoted him to brigadier general over three qualified and experienced officers. But he had one problem and that was the raucous Louisiana Tigers, under the command of the battle-hardened Roberdeau Wheat. His request that the outfit be transferred was denied. (He once ran off to Richmond to complain to Davis about having Stonewall Jackson as his commanding officer).
Physical description: xiv, 553 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
0807820326 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780807820322 (cloth : alk. paper)
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