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The Rashness of That Hour

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Politics, Gettysburg, and the Downfall of Confederate Brigadier General Alfred Iverson

Robert J Wynstra

Format: Hardcover, 408 pages
Price: 32.95
ISBN: 978-1-932714-88-3
eBook: 978-1-611210-57-6
On Sale: November 2010

6x9, 34 b/w photos, 10 maps, notes, biblio, index, cloth, d.j.

WINNER: 2010 Dr. James I. Robertson Literary Prize for Confederate History

WINNER: 2011 Bachelder-Coddington Literary Award for most original outstanding work on the Gettysburg Campaign

No commander in the Army of Northern Virginia suffered more damage to his reputation at Gettysburg than did Brig. Gen. Alfred Holt Iverson. In little more than an hour during the early afternoon of July 1, 1863, much of his brigade (the 5th, 12th, 20th, and 23rd North Carolina regiments) was slaughtered in front of a stone wall on Oak Ridge. Amid rumors that he was a drunk, a coward, and had slandered his own troops, Iverson was stripped of his command less than a week after the battle and before the campaign had even ended. Read More...



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About the Author

Robert J. Wynstra

Robert J. Wynstra recently retired as a senior writer for the News and Public Affairs Office in the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Studies at the University of Illinois. Read More...


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