Resolute Rebel

Resolute Rebel

General Roswell S. Ripley, Charleston's Gallant Defender

Book - 2017
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Publisher: Columbia, South Carolina :, University of South Carolina Press,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781611177541
Characteristics: xvii, 421 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Family and early years
West Point
Prelude to war
Mexico, 1846
Mexico, 1847
Postwar, 1848-1849
Florida, 1849-1850
Twilight of a career
A new life in South Carolina
The bombardment
Robert E. Lee in command
General John C. Pemberton
Peninsula campaign
Maryland campaign
Return to Charleston
The impending storm
Attack of the ironclads
The defense of Morris Island
Attacks on Battery Wagner
Siege and bombardment
The H. L. Hunley arrives
Ripley rebuked
The H. L. Hunley lost at sea
Ripley returns and reacts
Ripley in crisis
Death of the Confederacy
Chaos and flight to England
England, 1866-1869
Financial struggles, 1869-1873
Literary career, 1874-1875
An eventful1875
Ripley's 'The situation in America'
Return to America
Death in New York and honors in Charleston.


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