Lee and Jackson’s Bloody TwelfthThe Letters of Irby Goodwin Scott, First Lieutenant, Company G, Putnam Light Infantry, Twelfth Georgia Volunteer Infantry
Pearson, Johnnie Perry, ed.
Paper Edition, $24.95t
Paper ISBN: 1-57233-935-7
Status: In Print
“Johnnie Perry Pearson has done an excellent job collecting and annotating Scott’s letters. . . . Lee and Jackson’s Bloody Twelfth provides researchers with an interesting and informative collection of Confederate letters. I hope the University of Tennessee Press continues producing volumes for the “Voices of the Civil War” as good as this one. These books are an invaluable resource for scholars.” —Civil War Book Review
Offering a fascinating look at an ordinary soldierʼs struggle to survive not only the horrors of combat but also the unrelenting hardship of camp life, Lee and Jacksonʼs Bloody Twelfth brings together for the first time the extant correspondence of Confederate lieutenant Irby Goodwin Scott, who served in the hard-fighting Twelfth Georgia Infantry.
By illuminating in depth how one young Confederate stood up to the physical and emotional duress of war, the book stands as a poignant tribute to the ways in which all ordinary Civil War soldiers, whether fighting for the South or the North, sacrificed, suffered, and endured.
Johnnie Perry Pearson is a retired state service officer formerly with the North Carolina Division of Veteran Affairs. He served as an infantry platoon sergeant during the Vietnam War and lives in Hickory, North Carolina.
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