S.A. Cunningham and the Confederate Heritage

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This is the first full-length biography of Sumner Archibald Cunningham (1843-1913), a central figure of the Lost Cause movement in the post-Civil War South. The focus of John A. Simpson's study is on Cunningham's career as founder, owner, and editor of one of the New South's most influential magazines, the Nashville-based Confederate Veteran. Reared on a prosperous farm in middle Tennessee, Cunningham signed on in 1861 at age eighteen, as a private in the 41st Tennessee Infantry. He fought in several battles, was captured, ...