26th North Carolina Infantry Regiment:
Letters, Newspaper Articles, Papers, Diaries, Memoirs
Highly Recommended Reading:
Boy Colonel of the Confederacy. Product Description: Henry King Burgwyn, Jr. (1841-63), the youngest
colonel in the Army of Northern Virginia and one of the youngest colonels of the American Civil War, died at the age of twenty-one
while leading the Twenty-sixth North Carolina Infantry Regiment into action at the Battle of Gettysburg. In this sensitive
biography, originally published by UNC Press in 1985, Archie Davis provides a revealing portrait of the young man's character
and a striking example of a soldier who selflessly fulfilled his duty. Drawing on Burgwyn's own letters and diary, Davis also
offers a fascinating glimpse into North Carolina society during the antebellum period and the American Civil War.
Recommended Reading: Gangrene
and Glory: Medical Care during the American Civil War (University of Illinois Press). Description: Gangrene and Glory
covers practically every aspect of the 'medical related issues' in the Civil War and it illuminates the key players in the
development and advancement of medicine and medical treatment. Regarding the numerous diseases and surgical procedures, Author
Frank Freemon discusses what
transpired both on and off the battlefield. Continued below...
The Journal of
the American Medical Association states: “In Freemon's vivid account, one almost sees the pus, putrefaction,
blood, and maggots and . . . the unbearable pain and suffering.” Interesting
historical accounts, statistical data, and pictures enhance this book. This research is not limited to the Civil War buff,
it is a must read for the individual interested in medicine, medical procedures and surgery, as well as some of the pioneers--the
surgeons that foreshadowed our modern medicine.