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The Resource Resisting Sherman : a Confederate surgeon's journal and the Civil War in the Carolinas, 1865 : based on the diary of Francis Marion Robertson, M.D, edited by Thomas Heard Robertson, Jr

Resisting Sherman : a Confederate surgeon's journal and the Civil War in the Carolinas, 1865 : based on the diary of Francis Marion Robertson, M.D, edited by Thomas Heard Robertson, Jr

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Resisting Sherman : a Confederate surgeon's journal and the Civil War in the Carolinas, 1865 : based on the diary of Francis Marion Robertson, M.D
Title
Resisting Sherman
Title remainder
a Confederate surgeon's journal and the Civil War in the Carolinas, 1865 : based on the diary of Francis Marion Robertson, M.D
Statement of responsibility
edited by Thomas Heard Robertson, Jr
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Contributor
Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Despite its fascinating cast of characters, host of combats large and small, and its impact on the course of the Civil War, surprisingly little ink has been spilled on the conflict's final months in the Carolinas. Resisting Sherman: A Confederate Surgeon's Journal and the Civil War in the Carolinas, 1865, by Francis Marion Robertson (edited by Thomas H. Robertson, Jr.) fills in many of the gaps and adds tremendously to our knowledge of this region and those troubled final days of the Confederacy. Surgeon Francis Robertson fled Charleston with the Confederate garrison in 1865 in an effort to stay ahead of General Sherman's Federal army as it marched north from Savannah. The Southern high command was attempting to reinforce General Joseph E. Johnston's force in North Carolina for a last-ditch effort to defeat Sherman and perhaps join with General Lee in Virginia, or at least gain better terms for surrender. Dr. Robertson, a West Pointer, physician, professor, politician, patrician, and Presbyterian with five sons in the Confederate army, kept a daily journal for the final three months of the Civil War while traveling more than 900 miles through four states. His account looks critically at the decisions of generals from a middle ranking officer's viewpoint, describes army movements from a ground level perspective, and places the military campaign within the everyday events of average citizens suffering under the boot of war. Editor and descendant Thomas Robertson followed in his ancestor's footsteps, conducting exhaustive research to identify the people, route, and places mentioned in the journal. Sidebars on a wide variety of related issues include coverage of politics and the Battle of Averasboro, where one of the surgeon's sons was shot. An extensive introduction covers the military situation in and around Charleston that led to the evacuation
  • Describedso vividly by Surgeon Robertson, and an epilogue summarizes what happened to the diary characters after the war
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
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1807-1892
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Robertson, F. M.
Dewey number
973.7/38
Index
index present
LC call number
E477.7
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Robertson, Thomas Heard
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  • Robertson, F. M.
  • Confederate States of America
  • United States
  • South Carolina
  • Sherman's March through the Carolinas
  • Robertson, F. M.
  • Confederate States of America
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Families
  • South Carolina
  • United States
Label
Resisting Sherman : a Confederate surgeon's journal and the Civil War in the Carolinas, 1865 : based on the diary of Francis Marion Robertson, M.D, edited by Thomas Heard Robertson, Jr
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Maps; List of Illustrations; Editor's Note; Acknowledgments; Prologue; Chapter One-Charleston and Cheraw; Chapter Two-Rockingham, Carthage, and Fayetteville; Chapter Three-Raleigh, Richmond, and Greensboro; Chapter Four-Chester, Newberry, and Augusta; Epilogue; Appendix A: Partial Robertson Genealogical Chart; Appendix B: Partial Righton Genealogical Chart; Appendix C: An Interview with; Bibliography; Index; Author Biography
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909904180
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781611212600
Lccn
2015933358
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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5b5c5c85-8617-4904-ae03-6113f87784d8
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)909904180
Label
Resisting Sherman : a Confederate surgeon's journal and the Civil War in the Carolinas, 1865 : based on the diary of Francis Marion Robertson, M.D, edited by Thomas Heard Robertson, Jr
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Maps; List of Illustrations; Editor's Note; Acknowledgments; Prologue; Chapter One-Charleston and Cheraw; Chapter Two-Rockingham, Carthage, and Fayetteville; Chapter Three-Raleigh, Richmond, and Greensboro; Chapter Four-Chester, Newberry, and Augusta; Epilogue; Appendix A: Partial Robertson Genealogical Chart; Appendix B: Partial Righton Genealogical Chart; Appendix C: An Interview with; Bibliography; Index; Author Biography
Control code
909904180
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611212600
Lccn
2015933358
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5b5c5c85-8617-4904-ae03-6113f87784d8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)909904180

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