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Stand Firm and Fire Low: The Civil War Writings of Colonel Edward E. Cross

by Holden, Walter and William E. Ross and Elizabeth Slomba

Publisher: University of New Hampshire Press
Retail Price: $24.95
Issue: Summer 2003
ISBN: 1584652802

Hailed by General Winfield Scott Hancock as one of the best regiments in the world, the Fifth New Hampshire Volunteers fought bravely in the major Eastern battles through Gettysburg. The Fighting Fifth's enigmatic commander, Colonel Cross, left a multitude of writings that bring to life the unit's history. These previously unpublished correspondences, along with his own battlefield diagrams and poetry, shed light on how the controversial Cross molded this unit into one of the finest.

review of Stand Firm and Fire Low: The Civil War Writings of Colonel Edward E. Cross, by Holden, Walter, Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2003).