"A well-thought-out study of how the Civil War fit into community life in the Alabama plantation belt. This prodigiously researched book demonstrates how trauma solidified the white population, for better or worse."--Michael Fitzgerald, author of Urban Emancipation: Popular Politics in Reconstruction Mobile, 1860-1890
Employing a novel and immensely promising approach, Hubbs places the Greensboro Guards within the context of the community from which they emerged, which they represented in Confederate service, and to which they returned at the end of the war."--Gary W. Gallagher, author of Lee and His Army in Confederate History
"[A] well-done model of local history."--Choice
"Hubbs uses meticulous research to identify the elements of social cohesion that produced tile settlement and united its white population. . . . A significant contribution to the study of the South, the Civil War, and the meaning and importance of community in historical context."--Georgia Historical Quarterly
Civil War historians of all backgrounds should move Hubbs's study . . . into the must read column of their book lists."--Barton A. Myers, H-Net South
"Hubbs has done a remarkable job. In his exploration of this small Alabama town and the role the volunteer military company played in fostering community identity, Hubbs underscores some of the powerful themes of the nineteenth-century Southern experience. . . . A compelling and useful addition to homefront literature."--Robert B. Gilpin, H-Net Civil War
About the Author
G. Ward Hubbs is an assistant professor and archivist at Birmingham-Southern College and the editor of Voices from Company D: Diaries by the Greensboro Guards, Fifth Alabama Infantry Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia (Georgia).