The 21st North Carolina Infantry, with a strong contingent of young men from Winston, Salem, Forsyth County and nearby areas, fought in every major battle of the Army of Northern Virginia except for the 1864 Overland Campaign, from Stonewall Jackson’s 1862 Valley Campaign to Appomattox in 1865, when what was left of them, 67 of the original 920, surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant.
Lee Sherrill, Jr. has spent twenty years laboring to tell their story. It is not a story of generals and grand strategy. Via over 700 letters and memoirs, it becomes the story of ordinary soldiers and their hopes and fears, their bravado, their courage and their humor. There are about seventy photographs, some of them quite extraordinary, and fifteen maps.
We have two copies working their way through the library cataloging process. Lee dropped by the other day to donate another copy, which is sitting on my desk at the top of the “to read” pile. Come by the NC Room and have a look.
The book comes in two formats. The hardback version is $45; the soft cover is $35, both with a $5 shipping/handling fee. To order, or to ask questions about the book, you can contact Lee in three ways…
105 Tupelo Circle
Oxford, NC 27565