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Blood Image: Turner Ashby in the Civil War and the Southern Mind (Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War) Hardcover – March 1, 2002
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About the Author
Paul Christopher Anderson was born in Lima, Ohio, and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina. After a brief career as a newspaper reporter, he earned his doctorate in history and now teaches at Clemson University.
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Anderson presents an interesting study of Southern mentalities, ideals of chivalry and honor (with a fascinating aside on horses), and how Turner Ashby, as both chivalric and violent, provided his supporters with a vital image with which to construct their wartime behavior.
Occasionally Anderson's prose is not as lucid as it might be, and he doesn't distinguish Ashby's supporters demographically as clearly as I wish he had. Coming from the Shenandoah Valley area as they did, one imagines that some of his followers were really from the mountains: did they share images of chivalry? In addition, I'd have liked to see more quotes from the irregular cavalrymen who presumably made up most of the supporters Anderson is studying.
Overall, I found this to be an interesting, if not flawless, study of mentalities, and a unique addition to Civil War scholarship. Anderson's descriptions of Ashby's personal experiences are especially vivid.
quoted "Avirett" who still appears to have written the best book
of Gen. Turner Ashby. I would like to see a writer take on the
project of doing a updated biography of 'Ashby" as he was a very
unique officer in the "Civil War. This book "Blood Image" did not
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