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Civil War Generals of Tennessee

From James Patton Anderson to Felix Zollicoffer, author Randy Bishop, a native Tennessean, offers compelling portraits of the sons of a state regarded by many as the most torn asunder by the War Between the States. This collection brings together biographies of the fifty-one Confederate and Union generals born in Tennessee as well as those with significant ties to the state. Each entry focuses on the major military contributions of the individuals—no matter their affiliations—and also teases out the most intriguing aspects of their civilian life, particularly how they fared after the war. With fascinating details, including the men’s relationships before the divisiveness of war drove intruded, Bishop provides an insight into lives that have rarely been seen as a whole.

Arranged in alphabetical order for ease of reference, the work includes such luminaries as Nathan Bedford Forrest and Leonidas Polk, while also detailing the contributions of many lesser-known figures, including Samuel Powhatan Carter and Otho French Strahl. Each entry spans approximately five pages and provides, as the author states, “insight into the contributions of selfless men who offered their best, in years of their lives as well as time, that could have been spent with their families.”

Randy Bishop

  Randy Bishop is a history teacher at Middleton High School in Tennessee and has been the recipient of a variety of honors, including multiple Teacher of the Year awards and recognition in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. An advocate for preservation of sites related to the American Civil War, he has published numerous articles and books on the subject, including Mississippi’s Civil War Battlefields: A Guide to Their History and Preservation, Tennessee’s Civil War Battlefields: A Guide to Their History and Preservation, The Tennessee Brigade, and Kentucky’s Civil War Battlefields: A Guide to Their History and Preservation, which was chosen as an alternate selection of the History Book Club®. He holds a BS from Union University and a MEd from the University of Memphis. A member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Bishop is also involved with the Civil War Preservation Trust, the Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association, and the Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Association. He lives in Middleton, Tennessee.

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