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Sheridan Barringer's Fighting for General Lee Winner of 2016 Douglas Southall Freeman History Award
By: Savas Beatie LLC
This award is given for the best published book of high merit in the field of Southern history, beginning with the colonial period to the present time. According to the guidelines set by the Order, "The award shall be given only to works of high merit. If no work is submitted that meets the high standards of the Freeman History Award regulations, no award shall be given that year."
"I knew this was a special study when I accepted it for publication, so having author Sheridan Barringer win this prestigious award is especially gratifying,"
About the Book: Rufus Barringer fought on horseback through most of the Civil War with General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, and rose to lead the North Carolina Cavalry Brigade in some of the war's most difficult combats. Fighting for General Lee: Confederate General Rufus Barringer and the North Carolina Cavalry Brigade details his entire history for the first time. Drawing upon a wide array of newspapers, diaries, letters, and previously unpublished family documents and photographs, as well as other firsthand accounts, author Sheridan Barringer paints a broad, deep, and colorful portrait of an overlooked Southern cavalry commander. Despite its subject matter, the book provides a balanced account that concludes Barringer was a dependable, hard-hitting warrior increasingly called upon to lead attacks against superior Union forces.
About the Author: Sheridan R. "Butch" Barringer lives with his wife, Pam, in Newport News, Virginia. He graduated from Virginia Tech and worked as a mechanical engineer and project manager for nearly four decades with NASA. Butch's interests include studying Civil War history, with an emphasis on the cavalry, and physics and cosmology. Butch has two other books under contract with Savas Beatie: a biography of General Thomas L. Rosser, and an edited memoir written by Rosser. He is currently at work on a biography of Colonel Thomas T. Munford.
About Savas Beatie LLC: Savas Beatie LLC is a leading military and general history publishing company. Read more about Fighting for General Lee,including excerpts and an interview with the author: http://www.savasbeatie.com/
Contact: Michele Sams, Savas Beatie LLC
Phone: 916-941-6896, Fax: 916-941-6895