[AZW] ✓ Colonel John Pelham: Lee's Boy Artillerist | By ñ William Woods Hassler #2020


  • Title: Colonel John Pelham: Lee's Boy Artillerist
  • Author: William Woods Hassler
  • ISBN: 9780807845493
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback

  • Colonel John Pelham: Lee's Boy Artillerist By William Woods Hassler Even before the end of the Civil War Colonel John Pelham had become a legendary figure of the Confederacy General Lee called him the gallant Pelham, and on seeing the young artillerist employ but a single gun to hold up the advance of three Union divisions and over a hundred guns at Fredericksberg, he exclaimed It is glorious to see such courage in one so young StonEven before the end of the Civil War Colonel John Pelham had become a legendary figure of the Confederacy General Lee called him the gallant Pelham, and on seeing the young artillerist employ but a single gun to hold up the advance of three Union divisions and over a hundred guns at Fredericksberg, he exclaimed It is glorious to see such courage in one so young Stonewall Jackson, who relied implicitly on Pelham in tight situations said It is really extraordinary to find such nerve and genius in a mere boy With a Pelham on each flank I believe I could whip the world Jeb Stuart, the dashing cavalry chief, claimed that John Pelham exhibited a skill and courage which I have never seen surpassed I loved him as a brother Major John Esten Cooke, a fellow officer and tent mate, wrote He is the bravest human being I ever saw in my life And one of Pelham s veteran gunners asserted We knew him we trusted him we would have followed him anywhere, and did Shortly after the outbreak of hostilities in the spring of 1861, Cadet Pelham slipped away from West Point to join the Confederacy Following the fierce Battle of First Manassas, in which he fought side by side with Stonewall Jackson, Pelham was assigned to Jeb Stuart s command with orders to organize the Stuart Horse Artillery This mounted unit dashing from action to action on the battlefield provided General Lee s army with invaluable mobile firepower which saved many desperate situations.In over sixty battles Pelham s blazing guns saw furious action against Union infantry, cavalry, artillery, gunboats and even locomotives Although he fought against tremendous odds, Pelham never lost an artillery duel or a single gun Colonel Pelham was an outstanding figure on the battlefield and off The modest, boyish looking commander of the Horse Artillery was as calm and popular with his gunners under fire as he was with beautiful Southern belles in the ballroom This action packed book fully describes the incredible feats of the adventurous, romantic artillery genius of the Confederacy.
    William Woods Hassler
    William Woods Hassler was President of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the author of A P Hill Lee s Forgotten General Confederate Heroes and Heroines and other books In 1993, inspired by Dr Hassler s special example, the Hassler Award was inaugurated to honor individuals who make especially meritorious contributions to the field of Civil War education He died in 1997 at the age of 80.

    Colonel John Pelham: Lee's Boy Artillerist By William Woods Hassler

    Commentaires:

    Shelly♥
    This book by Jim Hassler is an older bio of John Pelham, an artillerist in Jeb Stuart s Horse Artillery during the Civil War Pelham was only weeks away from his West Point graduation when he left to join the Alabama State Guard and eventually the Confederate Army His work with Stuart and the horse artillery is the stuff of legends This book relates his legacy in a less that scholarly approach, but none the less is a wonderful telling of the life of the young hero Hassler has used lots of stories [...]

    Jeff Williams
    Started reading this on a cruise This book was written in the early 1960s and the style shows it It is history written with a Southern slant John Pelham had an interesting short life and was one of the most gallant soldiers in the Civil War This book details his life and the creation of the Stuart Horse Artillery Interesting and quick read.

    Jerry
    Rather juvenile and worshipful of John Pelham, but accurate as to the facts I recommend.

    Sim
    Well written treatise on the life of John Pelham Well written, researched and referenced yet this book has a nice easy personal style to it And, need I to say, John Pelham clearly at a young age was true to his beliefs and accomplished as a leader at a difficult time for the country.

    • [AZW] ✓ Colonel John Pelham: Lee's Boy Artillerist | By ñ William Woods Hassler
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      Published :2020-02-16T18:41:26+00:00