ISBN – 978-0-9776841-9-9 • Paperback • Page Count – 300 • Size – 6 x 9
No soldier deserves to be forgotten. Remarkably, an unmarked Rhode Island grave claimed to hold a Confederate soldier, and that’s all anybody knew. In this dramatic Civil War history and genealogical research case study, author Les Rolston reconstructs the life and times of Samuel Postlethwaite, a Confederate private in the 19th Mississippi infantry, and the only known Confederate soldier to be buried in Rhode Island.
To add context to the story of his discovery, Rolston relates the history of two families—the Greenes from Rhode Island and the Postlethwaites from Mississippi—and gives a detailed account of how individuals from both families were involved in the Civil War.