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    Alexander P. Stewart is not a man you hear a lot about in the course of Civil War Historiography. Which I find relatively surprising after examining his record. The man has no published biography. The only book I could find was a 1954 book about his letters.

    He rose from Major to Lieutenant General in technical command of the Army of Tennessee's troops at Bentonville (Johnston had tactical control). His performance at Chickamauga is highly rated and Stewart is probably the only man in the Army of Tennessee who was on speaking terms in both Braxton Brag and Leonidas Polk. He was intelligent, highly thought of, and a good combat officer.

    I am surprised at the dearth of published material about him. Perhaps he is not controversial enough?
    "Hit hard when you start, but don't start until you have everything ready." - Lt. Gen. James Longstreet

    Pyrrhus Travels West:
    Hanno the Infamous, General of Carthage, Rb Mhnt of Sicily

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    Actually just picked this up from the local Used book store, but haven't had a chance to read it yet:

    http://www.amazon.com/Soldier-Tennes...r+of+tennessee




    There is also a good essay on him in http://www.amazon.com/Chickamauga-Ca...mauga+campaign which I am currently reading now. The essay in there is written by Lee White, one of the park rangers at Chickamauga & a really nice guy.
    The muffled drums sad roll has beat the soldier's last tatoo. No more on life's parade shall meet that brave and fallen few.

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      Originally posted by hellboy30 View Post
      Actually just picked this up from the local Used book store, but haven't had a chance to read it yet:

      http://www.amazon.com/Soldier-Tennes...r+of+tennessee




      There is also a good essay on him in http://www.amazon.com/Chickamauga-Ca...mauga+campaign which I am currently reading now. The essay in there is written by Lee White, one of the park rangers at Chickamauga & a really nice guy.

      Ah, Thank you. I had read the Lee White Essay but was not aware of the book.
      "Hit hard when you start, but don't start until you have everything ready." - Lt. Gen. James Longstreet

      Pyrrhus Travels West:
      Hanno the Infamous, General of Carthage, Rb Mhnt of Sicily

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