CAPTAINS AT REST
By L. HARRIS CHURCHWELL, Resident of Pulaski County, Georgia
"L. Harris Churchwell's Confederate book ~ "Captains At Rest" ~ has garnered several awards including the Jefferson
Davis Historical Gold Medal Award and the Keeper of History Award."
"Captains At Rest" contains descriptions of 70 officers who served in the 12th Georgia Infantry Regiment, serving under the commands of Generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. Each officer in the book has listings of his prewar, wartime, and postwar accomplishments. Parents, wives and children are listed, as well a photograph of the officer (if found in existence) and a photograph of his gravesite, if known. It took Churchwell two years to research and write this book.
The 12th Georgia Infantry Regiment had 10 companies of men from the counties of Sumter, Jones, Macon, Calhoun, Muscoge, Dooly, Putnam, Bibb, Lowndes and Marion.
"Men from these 10 different counties and strangers to all, bound together as they went into battle," explained Churchwell.
Churchwell found some of the officers' graves at Oak Grove Cemetery, among them Lt. William Hance Turpin. He was an American merchant with a wife and three small children when he joined the Civil War.
"This capable and brave officer was killed on the battlefield at McDowell, Virginia, on May 8, 1862. He was brought back to Americus and buried at Oak Grove," explained Churchwell.
Churchwell said some of Turpin's descendants still live in Americus and they provided him with a picture of Turpin for the book.
Churchwell is currently writing his second book, "Seeking Glory." The book is about the soldiers and battles of the 12th Georgia Infantry Regiment.
To purchase a copy of the book, contact the author at Contact the Author,or call 478-230-9709. Mr. Churchwell will sign your book at no extra charge if you wish.