"By profiling in a single, accessible account the officers who were largely responsible for the army's day-to-day operations, the book makes a valuable contribution to our knowledge about those who fought in the Civil War." -- "Military History"
"Excellent, impressive and lean. . . . An absolute necessity for any researcher of the Army of Northern Virginia. The casual and curious reader will find the opening text a stellar explanation of staff officers and their duties and dilemmas and, more importantly, will come away from reading this with a new insight into the roles played by staff officers."--Southern Historian