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"As He Was Seen By His Contemporaries"
COLLECTION - 3 Illustrated Hardcovers - By Lochlainn Seabrook 

"The Old Rebel: Robert E. Lee As He Was Seen By His Contemporaries" (260 pgs)
"The God of War: Nathan Bedford Forrest As He Was Seen By His Contemporaries" (358 pgs)
"We Called Him Jeb: James Ewell Brown Stuart As He Was Seen By His Contemporaries" (338 pgs)


Description for "The Old Rebel"
Why in the 21st Century should we care about "the Old Rebel" Robert E. Lee, a Victorian who was old fashioned even during his own time, and who died nearly 150 years ago? Why a book about how his peers saw him, when the world he lived in disappeared long ago, making his life and death seemingly meaningless to those of us living in the modern era?


Award-winning author and Southern historian Lochlainn Seabrook provides the answers: in our ever growing impersonal cyber age where we continue to distance ourselves not only from others, but from God and Nature as well, the Christ-like Southern gentleman Robert E. Lee is more relevant than ever before. In his hard-working, conservative, dutiful, and honest ways, in his deeply spiritual, modest, loyal, gentle, loving, and forgiving nature, Lee serves as an ideal moral compass for today's depersonalized humanistic society, a true-life paragon that all of us-no matter what our age, occupation, race, religion, or political persuasion-can aspire to.


To aid us in better understanding the stunning power of Robert E. Lee's life, Mr. Seabrook has gathered together nearly 400 footnoted quotes by the General's 19th-Century contemporaries, including both his admirers and his former Northern enemies.


This book is divided into convenient chapters, covering everything from Lee's birth, childhood, and family life, to his service in both the U.S. military and the C.S. military, as well as his time as president of Washington College (now Washington and Lee University).


We also learn about the General's earliest known French and English ancestors, his royal bloodline through William the Conqueror, Stratford Hall (Lee's birthplace) and Arlington House (the Lee-Custis family estate), and the etymology of the Lee surname. 


Description for "The God of War" 
In "The God of War" you will discover the authentic Nathan Bedford Forrest in the words of those who actually knew him: Confederate soldiers, Union soldiers, military educators, foreigners, writers, politicians, neighbors, even children - all without the bigoted intrusions of Yankee editorializing, South-hating mythology, and absurd Left-wing lies.


Find out for yourself why Forrest was idolized around the world during the Victorian period, why he is classed with celebrated military commanders like Michel Ney and Joachim Murat, why he is more popular today than ever before, why new Forrest monuments are going up, and why he will always be admired by educated people of all races!


In this generously illustrated work, Col. Seabrook records the memories, anecdotes, stories, and reminiscences of some 200 individuals who knew Forrest, worked with him, served in the Confederate army with him, or faced him on the battlefield. Thrill to the vivid descriptions of the General’s wartime exploits as he tricks, overruns, crushes, and captures one Yankee command after another; of his poverty-stricken childhood on America’s early Western frontier, where he learned self-reliance and grew into a rugged individualist, a political Conservative, and a well-respected multimillionaire; of his charitable work caring for veterans, widows, and orphans after Lincoln’s War, and his bold leadership in seeking to protect and repair the prostrate South during so-called “Reconstruction.”


Among the myriad of recollections (which cover the years 1863 to 1932) there are exciting moment-by-moment accounts of some of the General’s more notable battles: Sacramento, Ft. Donelson, Sulphur Branch Trestle, Chickamauga, Franklin, Parker’s Crossroads, Johnsonville, Shiloh, Thompson’s Station, Fort Pillow, Okalona, Selma, and arguably Forrest’s greatest victory, the Battle of Brice’s Crossroads. Col. Seabrook has also included a chapter of poems honoring Forrest, as well as a fascinating appendices section with articles on the General’s wife Mary Ann, his grandson Nathan Bedford Forrest II, and a complimentary eulogy on the South by U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, who called Forrest “the most remarkable man produced in either the Union or Confederate armies.”


Rounding out the ten-chapter book there is a comprehensive bibliography and over 200 endnotes. The God of War, a wonderful companion to the Colonel’s many other titles on Forrest, is an important work that not only debunks the fake Civil War history churned out by progressives, but which helps preserve authentic Confederate literature and Southern history for this and future generations.


Description for "We Called Him Jeb"
During the War for the Constitution (1861-1865) the Southern armies could boast of dozens of dazzling and accomplished cavalry leaders, all of them both adored by their faithful troopers and the envy of the Yankee high command. One of those who was on everyone’s list of favorites was celebrated Confederate General James Ewell Brown Stuart (better known by his initials, Jeb), a highly esteemed, swashbuckling officer from Virginia; a knightly Scottish-American daredevil who wore an ostentatious ostrich plume in his hat, rode into battle singing to banjo music, wrote humorous poems to his warhorses, was followed everywhere he went by adoring female admirers, and invented new and still globally discussed military strategies. 


Just who was this eccentric larger-than-life West Point graduate, still widely revered 160 years after his death? What is the full true story behind this former U.S. officer, devout Christian conservative, and young father of three, whose lighthearted attitude and love of extravagant haute couture provided continual amusement and good cheer to his war-weary soldiers? Who was this courageous American patriot and brilliant Southern military tactician who left the Union with his state for the righteous causes of freedom, constitutionalism, states’ rights, and restricted government?


Award-winning historian, Lochlainn Seabrook, answers all of these questions and more in this densely illustrated work, a comprehensive compilation of biographical studies, personal observations, and military recollections from those who knew him, fought with him, and worked with him during his short but meteoric life—which was tragically cut short at the Battle of Yellow Tavern in May 1864.


Included are reminiscences and comments by Southerners, Northerners, European-Americans, African-Americans, men, women, teens, and foreigners. Adding interest and scope to his book, Seabrook supplies an introduction, over 300 source notes, an extensive index, a bibliography, and several informative appendices.

Civil War Collection "As They Were Seen By Their Contemporaries"

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