HIS NAME IS JACOB HARRIS
Wm. Francis Herlehy III
His Name is Jacob Harris not only speaks to the tragedy of the Civil War – it speaks to the heartbreak of loss on both sides and to the reality of history. It provided many lessons and introduced many great men on both sides of the conflict. Many of the Confederate officers, such as Robert E. Lee, were former Union officers and West Point graduates. Several, on both sides, fought together in the Mexican War. With the call of political leaders and protestors to tear down the statues of Confederate leaders and generals, many wonder where this will end and what the cost will be. This book was written to introduce the reader to elements of the war not often discussed in other books. There are surprises in its pages that might well challenge current thinking on the War Between the States and the brave men who fought it.