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By Charles L. Dufour

Chatham Roberdeau Wheat has rightly been referred to as the grandest of Civil conflict heroes. Born a Virginia gentleman, this good-looking immense was once through turns legal professional, baby-kisser, filibusterer, wit, bon vivant, and soldier of fortune. might be the main skilled soldier on each side on the outbreak of the Civil warfare, Wheat led the “Louisiana Tigers”—notorious because the wildest battalion in both army—in the various war’s bloodiest battles, together with Bull Run, the Valley, and the Seven Days. Idolized through his males for his braveness and camaraderie, he was once loved by means of girls for his sprint and gallantry.

In this accomplished biography, initially released in 1957, Charles L. Dufour info Wheat’s existence and loves—from his turbulent tuition days to his early and heroic finish at Gaines Mill. established mostly on letters and unpublished kin files, Dufour’s work—the first in-depth learn of Wheat—stands because the such a lot bright portrait of this brilliant younger soldier.

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