From Virginia's Statehouse to Gettysburg Scapegoat
Scott L. Mingus, Sr.
Format: Hardback, 432 pages
On Sale: April 2013
27 photos, 14 maps
Winner: Nathan Bedford Forrest History Book Award and the Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr. Literary Prize Award, given by the Robert E. Lee CWRT of Central New Jersey
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William "Extra Billy" Smith, the oldest and one of the most controversial Confederate generals on the field at Gettysburg, was also one of the most colorful and charismatic characters of the Civil War and the antebellum Old South. Despite a life full of drama, politics, and adventure, until now very few books have been written on Smith since a biased account in the 19th century by his brother-in-law. Scott L. Mingus Sr. has ably filled this historical void with Confederate General William "Extra Billy" Smith: From Virginia's Statehouse to Gettysburg Scapegoat. Read More...