Rebels from West Point

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Stackpole Books, 2002 - History - 194 pages
Tells the story of the 306 officers who, after receiving a West Point education and swearing to uphold the values of the Union, defected to serve the Confederacy. The author examines this group of officers, describing the choice they made and how, even after they went South, they remained connected to their former West Point cadets.
 

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After Fort Sumter, 303 West Point Graduates resigned their Army commissions and threw in their lot with the Confederacy. This book recounts their heroic, frustrating, and often poignant efforts to ... Read full review

Contents

The Entente Cordiale
18
The Leaders
33
A Contempt for Danger
48
A Handful of Lieutenants
62
Who Could You Put in His Place?
89
My Bad Old Man
102
The Marks of Hard Service
124
Those of Us Who Are Left Behind
145
AppendixThe Roll
159
Bibliography
177
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