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by Walter Brian Cisco

eBook States Rights Gist: A South Carolina General of the Civil War ePub
Author: Walter Brian Cisco
Language: English
ISBN: 094259729X
ISBN13: 978-0942597295
Publisher: White Mane Pub; Limited edition (November 1, 1991)
Pages: 198
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 126
Formats: doc mbr lit txt
ePub file: 1155 kb
Fb2 file: 1900 kb

Cisco, Walter Brian, 1947-. Gist, States Rights, 1831-1864, Confederate States of America.

Cisco, Walter Brian, 1947-. Army, Confederate States of America. Army - Biography, Generals - Confederate States of America - Biography, American Civil War (1861-1865), South Carolina - History - Civil War, 1861-1865, Generals, United States - Confederate States of America, South Carolina. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by station21. cebu on January 8, 2020.

States Rights Gist (September 3, 1831 – November 30, 1864) was a lawyer, a militia general in South Carolina, and a Confederate Army brigadier general who served during the American Civil War. A relative of several prominent South Carolinians, Gist rose to fame during the war but was killed at the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864. His name was based on the Southern states’ rights doctrine of nullification politics of his father, Nathaniel Gist.

The Southern states, Gist's father believed, had the right to secede from the United States and become their own . Gist was present as the first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter.

The Southern states, Gist's father believed, had the right to secede from the United States and become their own nation. Influenced by his father's passion, States Rights' career as a supporter of the Confederacy began. Gist attended Harvard Law School and worked as a lawyer in South Carolina. He prepared new recruits for battle and commanded military forces, proving himself a skilled strategist and leader. Gist became a general when he was only twenty-four years old, and he was placed in command of James Island and Dependencies, an area key to Charleston's defenses.

States Rights Gist book. Gist's Civil War career receives workman-like coverage by the author. The narrative is readable, and interesting, but could have used more fleshing out. The author sometimes makes broad claims that he doesn't support in his text (about John B. Hood in the 1864 Tennessee campaign, for example), which is an unfortunate blemish. More and better citation or annotation would also have been helpful. One source that the author does utilize is an usual, though interesting one, to be sure.

Walter Brian Cisco's first book, States Rights Gist: A South Carolina General of the Civil War, a biography of the little-known general, was a 1992 selection of the History Book Club. He is also the author of Taking a Stand: Portraits from the Southern Secession Movement, Henry Timrod: A Biography, and Wade Hampton: Confederate Warrior, Conservative Statesman, considered the definitive biography of Hampton and the 2006 winner of the Douglas Southall Freeman History Award. He lives in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

In his latest book War Crimes Against Southern Civilians, Cisco writes on a subject that many historians have avoided, war crimes committed by the Union forces on the civilian population of the South beginning in the.

Walter Brian Cisco is the author of "States Rights Gist: A South Carolina General of the Civil War", an alternative selection of the History Book Club, and "Taking a Stand: Portraits from the Southern Secession Movement". He lives in Cordova, South Carolina. Библиографические данные. Henry Timrod: A Biography.

Walter Brian Cisco is the author of States Rights Gist: A South Carolina General of the Civil War, an alternative selection of the History Book Club, and Taking a Stand: Portraits from the Southern Secession Movement. Wade Hampton: Confederate Warrior, Conservative Statesman.

States Rights Gist (September 3, 1831 - November 30, 1864) was a lawyer, a militia general in South Carolina, and a Confederate Army general who served during the American Civil War. A relative of several prominent South Carolinians, Gist rose to fame later during the war but was killed during the Franklin-Nashville Campaign in November 1864

Book by Cisco, Walter Brian
Adrietius
My only problem with this book is that at 153 pages of text I feel cheated, I would like to have had more, a lot more. Perhaps Professor Cisco will write a more complete biography of General Gist soon.

States Rights, yes that was his birth name, Gist was an officer in the Confederacy during the Civil War he was a General in the South Carolina Militia and moved over to the regular Confederate Army during the Civil War, he was one of the second or third echelon generals of the war, a group not that much is know about other then a pigion dropings covered memorial in some small town where they born or lived. Gist was a Havard trained lawyer by trade and became an officer in the militia before the war. Through politics, his father was governor for awhile, and good organizational skills he rose very quickly to the rank of general.

When the war started he was reduced in rank to Colonel and commanded a Regiment that was somewhat less then distinguished in the field, but through losses to other officers he was promoted to general and at the time of his death at the battle of Franklin in 1864 he held the rank of Major general.

Professor Walter Cisco who worte this book does a good job of describing the battles of the Tennessee theatre of operations and how Grant defeated the Confederates at Chattanooga and how the Rebels lost the advantage through poor generalship and in itself is reason to read this book.
Pringles
Live in Vicksburg, Ms. and see States Rights bust almost everyday. The book more likely means more to me than it would to most people. It was an interesting read, but more than likely not of great interest of anyone else.
Mightdragon
A well researched book that is not politically correct! Facts and details are very good and informative reading. Would reccomend.
Mc
Kagalkree
States Rights Gist is somewhat of a sidenote in Civil War history. As the previous reviewer stated, he is probably most remembered for his name above all else. However, upon reading this book, he could be remembered for a lot more. Gist actually led a very interesting career during the war and his marriage not too long before his death certainly adds some drama to the mix. Cisco's book does the General justice, but often times I felt like there could have been more. Gist was at the Battle of Secessionville, the largest battle fought in South Carolina during the war, but not much details come from the chapter. The Atlanta Campaign is glossed over. Even the battle of Franklin feels anti-climactic. Considering that Gist was one of the highest ranking men in the South Carolina militia, served in many of the wars major battles of the Western Theater, and was considered to have one of the best brigades in the Army of Tennessee you would expect more length and depth in the book. Cisco writes a decent book, but it reads too much like a college term paper when, it seems from Gist's life, it could have been so much more. Still recommended, though, because of such little scholarship on Gist.
Xurad
If not for his name (yes that was his real name), I rather doubt that States Rights Gist would be remembered today. He was one of the fatalities at the Battle of Franklin, which had more than its fair share of Confederate general officers killed or wounded. It ended a brief military career which had been moderately distinguished if not outstanding.
Why only 3 stars? Simply put, the subject matter is obscure, even for the most devoted Civil War enthusiast, and I cannot really imagine how the man's rather short life merited a book. I only came across the book because it was a History Book Club selection. It is so specialized that only a select few would ever seek it out. The fact that no other reviews have been written on it bears this out. It isn't a bad book, just maybe an unnecessary one.
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