We Can Hear the Yankee Drums Beating:
Sim Carrington and the Bloody 6th North Carolina
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- N. Schipke,*
We Can Hear the Yankee Drums Beating: Sim Carrington and the Bloody 6th North Carolina
"We Can Hear the Yankee Drums Beating: Sim Carrington and the Bloody 6th North Carolina is a non-fiction 272-page hard cover first edition by Norman Carrington Schipke and published by Broadfoot. It is a supplemental regimental history of the Bloody 6th North Carolina Regiment and a very personal biography of “Sim” Carrington, who served in Company B. It's about battles and life during the Civil War as revealed in original personal missives, other primary historical references, and reminiscences of the participants. It brings extraordinary personal and insightful perspectives into Civil War battles and the life at home in North Carolina.
The Civil War was a family affair. Sim's family fought in every state where there was a battle. Sim and his cousin, 2nd Lt. William Preston Mangum, were carried off the field at Manassas/Bull Run. Sim served under Robert E. Lee at Second Manassas/Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, was captured at Rappahannock Station, and imprisoned at Point Lookout Prison Camp.
This work also explores life on the home front through the missives of Sim's brother, William, who is a Captain in the 45th North Carolina Militia, and their sisters."
“This book is an eclectic and coherent mixture of letters, facts and figures, history, and genealogy.”
Paul Tatro, The Glastonbury Citizen
“I was very impressed by the book.”
Dr. William Taylor
“If the reader is interested in the 6th NCT or North Carolina troops, then add this volume to your library.”
The Civil War News
* About the Author: Mr. Schipke holds degrees from Yale University, Trinity College, and Nasson College. He also attended the Universite de Caen, Normandy, France.
(Author inscriptions of this first edition work are also available at no additional cost)
Beaufort County Heroes 1861-1865
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The Gallant Little 7th: A History of the 7th Georgia Cavalry Regiment
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*- J.W. Latty,
The 7th Georgia Cavalry Regiment had a remarkable, though very brief, existence about which nothing has been written. Its genesis was the consolidation of three smaller units which were together for only eight months before again being divided in a hopeless effort to obtain desperately needed horses. During the months they were together, the men of the 7th endured the privations and horrors that were the lot of Lee's depleted Army of Northern Virginia in its death throes.
In this book, at least a part of the history of that noble regiment is told. The author has relied upon the words of the soldiers and others which have been recorded and preserved to present as accurate an account as possible of those events. Through those words, the experiences - fear, hope, loneliness, hunger, suffering, defeat, resignation, and renewal - come alive for the reader.
In the midst of these fascinating accounts of the general actions of the 7th, the author intersperses the experiences of the individual troopers. Reports of their wounding, capture and its consequent suffering, and death from wounds and disease, are included from the various available sources.
As you read this story you will be informed and, hopefully, forever touched by the lives and selfless service of the men of the 7th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry.
*About the Author: John W. Latty is also the author of A Place Called Calvary, a history of Calvary Baptist Church of Gainesville, Georgia. He is a lifelong resident of Hall County, Georgia where his family has resided since 1818. His forebearers prior to that time were residents of South Carolina from which his four times great grandfather, David, fought in the Revolutionary War. Knowledge of this legacy naturally led to a keen interest in family and local history and, since several members of his family served in the 7th Cavalry, a desire to learn about and record its history. This book is the fruit of that effort.