General Robert F. Hoke

General Robert F. Hoke

Lee's Modest Warrior

eBook - 2001
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Neglected by modern historians, Robert F. Hoke was a towering figure in his time. Mustered into Confederate service as a second lieutenant in April 1861, he was a major within five months, a lieutenant colonel within nine months, a colonel within sixteen months, a brigadier general within two years, and a major general within three years-becoming, at age twenty-six, the youngest Southern officer of that rank in the Civil War. He fought in nearly every significant battle in the Eastern theater. Back home, Hoke hitched his war-horse to a plow and quietly set about rebuilding the South, a cause that later inspired him to leadership positions in industry. A private man, he declined every major honor offered him by North Carolinians, including the governorship. He rarely spoke about the war--especially about his most notorious claim to fame, the still-disputed rumor that he was picked as Lee's successor should anything ever happen to the commander of the Army of Northern Virginia
Publisher: Winston-Salem, NC : John F. Blair, Publisher, 2001
ISBN: 9780895874221
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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