Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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Preface

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pp. v-vi

THE GENESIS of this book goes back many years. My interest in the idea was probably first aroused by reading the late Douglas Southall Freeman's Lee's Lieutenants. I returned to this great work again and again, with a growing curiosity about the lives of Dr. Freeman's subjects and of their contemporaries ...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-x

A MAJORITY of the photographs in this book have appeared in Confederate Military History: A Library of Confederate States History, edited by C. E. Evans, and in The Photographic History of the Civil War, edited by F. T. Miller and R. S. Lanier (I would point out that wrong identification of the subjects is not uncommon in these otherwise splendid ...

Contents

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p. xi

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Introduction

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pp. xiii-xxvii

THE SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY was carried for four long years on the bayonets of its armies. This is a common enough observation but a true one. Although the South's effort to achieve independence partook of the nature of a revolution—and was recognized as such, then and now—yet the Confederacy had no administrators and statesmen comparable ...

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Biographical Sketches

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pp. 1-350

Daniel Weisiger Adams was born in Frankfort, Kentucky, probably in May or June of 1821. After reading law, he was admitted to the Mississippi bar and subsequently practiced in Louisiana. Meantime he had killed in a duel an editor who had criticized in the columns of his paper Adams' father, a Federal judge. In 1861 he was appointed by Governor Moore of Louisiana one of three members of a board to place the state on a war footing. ...

Appendix 1: Trans-Mississippi Officers "assigned to duty"

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pp. 351-352

Appendix 2: Campaigns and Battles cited

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pp. 353-360

Notes

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pp. 361-400

Bibliography

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pp. 401-420