As one of the few higher-ranking officers in the Army of Tennessee
to avoid controversy, General Alexander P. Stewart (1821-1908) was
an outstanding but not outrageous leader. Consequently he has
garnered little attention from historians. In this masterly
biography, Sam Davis Elliott traces the life of this undeservedly
obscure general from his early years at West Point through his
involvement in nearly all of the battles fought by the Army of
Tennessee to his postwar career as an educator and Civil War park
commissioner. More than the story of one man Soldier of Tennessee
poignantly conveys the triumphs and failures of the Confederate
effort in the West and a divided nation's efforts at
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