A Scythe of Fire: Through the Civil War with One of Lee's Most Legendary Regiments

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The men of the Eighth Georgia Infantry Regiment answered the Confederate call to arms in the spring of 1861. They fought hard in most major battles of the war, including Bull Run and Gettysburg, enduring heartbreaking losses and finally, at Appomattox, witnessing their ultimate defeat.

A Scythe of Fire tells the remarkable story of this regiment, which held together through long years of victory, defeat, and despair. The magnificent product of meticulous research, Warren Wilkinson and Steven E. Woodworth's stirring chronicle brings the conflict alive through the eyes of the courageous men who fought and died on the nation's battlefields. Based on personal accounts, diaries, letters, and other primary sources, A Scythe of Fire is the history of the Eighth Georgia as experienced by those who carried its standard into battle: doctors and farmers, landowners and simple folk -- each dedicated to victory, yet proud and unbroken in the face of defeat.

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Steven E. Woodworth agreed to finish the work Wilkinson had begun. He is an associate professor at Texas Christian University and the author of nine previous books about the Civil War.

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“A well-written, well-researched account.” (Civil War Book Review)

"This is one of the best, possibly the very best, Civil War regimental histories ever written." (Albert Castel, author of Decision in the West)

“A superior example of unit history, which provides an almost inexhaustible treasure trove for history buffs.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Woodworth brings an intensely human face to this unit.” (Publishers Weekly)

"A riveting account...It deserves a place on the shelf of every student of the Civil War." (Charles P. Roland, author of An American Iliad: The Story of the Civil War)

"A tour-de-force...a masterful narrative steeped in the lore, life and times of those who dared and died..." (Edwin C. Bearss, author of The Campaign for Vicksburg)

"Escorts us to a rare front row seat on that endlessly fascinating drama that is our Civil War." (John C. Waugh, author of The Class of 1846)

"Fascinating...follows the fortunes of a remarkable regiment of American soldiers through the fire and fury of the Civil War." (Rod Gragg, author of Covered with Glory)

“A brilliantly written and carefully researched volume that provides a multifaceted look at the Eighth Georgia.” (Register-Pajaronian)

“So well written that it makes the reader want to follow the unit’s members through the war.” (Chattanooga Times)

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