From West Point Brothers to Battlefield Rivals: A True Story of the Civil War
ISBN 9781101187401 | 432 pages | 04 May 2010 | Berkley | 18 - AND UP
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The gripping story of six West Point graduates who fought each other in the Civil War.
With Civil War clouds darkening the horizon, they were strangers from different states thrown together as West Point cadets: George Armstrong Custer, Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Henry Algernon DuPont, John Pelham, Thomas Lafayette Rosser, and Wesley Merritt.
Right after their graduations, war erupted in 1861. They stayed blue or went gray, and even faced each other in battle. Acclaimed military historian Tom Carhart vividly brings to life these young men of valor and honor, and the valiant victories and crushing defeats of the war. They made their marks on the history of a new nation split apart, then reunited and reborn-but only at the cost of the blood of brothers.
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