Lee in the Lowcountry Defending Charleston & Savannah 1861-1862

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Lee in the Lowcountry Defending Charleston & Savannah 1861-1862

Author: Daniel J. Crooks Jr.
Publisher: The History Press
Copyright: 2008
Pages: 128
Cover Price: $ 19.99

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In so many words, General Lee laid out the challenge of defending the young Southern Republic and two of its key cities: Charleston and Savannah. Charleston historian Crooks examines Lee's first year serving the Confederacy--a year of confusion and convoluted loyalty. Using Lee's own words and those of his contemporaries, Crooks helps the reader to understand why Lee, and only Lee, could bring order to the early chaos of the war.

Background Information

Robert E. Lee was served in the United States Army in Mexico and led the Confederate Army in the Civil War. Charleston, South Carolina, was the center of secession sentiment before the Civil War and the place where fighting began.