Brawling Brass, North and South: The Most Famous Quarrels of the Civil War

Brawling Brass, North and South: The Most Famous Quarrels of the Civil War

by Col. Harold B. Simpson

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Originally published in 1960, this book contains the fascinating accounts of the most famous quarrels of the Civil War, involving Stonewall Jackson and A. P. Hill; Jos. E. Johnston and John B. Hood; Robert E. Lee and James Longstreet; George Meade and Dan Sickles; Phil Sheridan and Gouverneur K. Warren; and John Pope and Fitz-John Porter.

“The War of the Sixties has probably had more written about it than any war in our history. It is estimated that there have been over 40,000 books written about this great conflict since Appomattox. Even with this tremendous production of written material, there still exists many facets of the war that the researcher has not fully explored or developed. This book concerns itself with such an area—an account of the bickering, quarreling and squabbling that existed in the high commands on both sides.”—Harold B. Simpson, Foreword

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781789122992
Publisher: Papamoa Press
Publication date: 01/13/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 83
File size: 577 KB

About the Author

Colonel Harold B. Simpson (April 3, 1917 - May 31, 1989) was a U.S. Air Force officer and historian. Born in Hindsboro, Illinois, to Harry Leon and Louise (Brown) Simpson, he graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor’s degree (1940) and Master’s degree (1950) in the fields of Management and Political Science. He received his Ph.D. from the Texas Christian University in 1969. Commissioned originally a second lieutenant in the Horse Cavalry in 1940, he transferred to the Air Force (then known as the Army Air Corps) in 1941 and served in the Southwest Pacific Theatre during World War II with the Fifth Air Force.

After the war he remained with the Air Force and rose to the rank of colonel in 1954, graduating from the Air Tactical School, Air Command and Staff School, Armed Forces Staff College and the Air War College. In 1959 he was assigned to be Comptroller for Headquarters, Twelfth Air Force, Waco, Texas and served in that position until his retirement in 1963.

Col. Simpson was instrumental in establishing Civil War Round Tables in Wiesbaden, Germany; Montgomery, Alabama; and Waco, Texas. He served as President of the Wiesbaden and Montgomery groups and President of the Civil War Round Table of Waco.

A student of the Civil War for many years, he wrote several monographs and lectured on the subject in both in the United States and in Europe. He also authored of the definitive history of Hood’s Texas Brigade, which was published in four volumes between 1968 and 1977.

Col. Simpson passed away in Hillsboro, Texas in 1989, aged 72.

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