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Carolina Cavalier: The Life and Mind of James Johnston Pettigrew
From the back cover of Carolina Cavalier by Clyde Wilson: Brigadier General James Johnston Pettigrew is best known as the unwavering leader of the North Carolina brigade in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg. Before he ever donned a Confederate uniform, however, Pettigrew had already made his mark as a scientist, scholar, author, lawyer, and politician. This full-length biography of the man considered in his day as a beau ideal of the southern cavalier shows how and why Pettigrew's life was influenced by the genteel traditions of the Old South.