Contents

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Foreword

Introduction

Chapter 1: The Young North Carolina Lawyer

Chapter 2: Politics, Tragic Love, and Secession

Chapter 3: Sectional Crisis, Slavery, and Secession: Prelude to War

Chapter 4: Rufus Barringer: North Carolina Cavalry Officer

Chapter 5: The Campaigns of 1862 and Early 1863

Chapter 6: 1863: Brandy Station, the Bristoe Campaign, and Personal Loss

Chapter 7: The 1864 Campaigns

Chapter 8: Barringer's Final Battles

Chapter 9: A Prisoner of War

Chapter 10: The Trials of Reconstruction

Chapter 11: Final Public Service, Retirement, and Death

Bibliography

Index