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Military History books by Acclaim Press

Lloyd Tilghman: Confederate General in the Western Theatre
ISBN: 0-9773198-3-0

Lloyd TilghmanBy Bryan S. Bush

Bryan Bush’s latest is the first detailed biography devoted entirely to capturing the story of one of the South’s forgotten but distinguished sons. The book relays the life of Lloyd Tilghman: West Point graduate, soldier, engineer, family man. Coming to build a railroad, the talented engineer settled in Paducah, Kentucky in 1852, with his wife Augusta and their eight children. With the advent of the Civil War, the Mexican War veteran followed his convictions south, becoming a Colonel of the 3rd Kentucky Infantry. Many of the members of the Kentucky State Guard followed him. Promoted to Brigadier General, Tilghman assumed responsibility for the strategically important rivers in Western Kentucky and Tennessee. Guarding the Gateway into the South by holding Ft. Henry on the Tennessee River, Tilghman fought overwhelming odds against Commodore Andrew Foote and General U.S. Grant. Succumbing to naval firepower, Tilghman surrendered Ft. Henry. Taken prisoner, he was later exchanged, becoming an infantry brigade commander. During the Battle of Champion’s Hill on May 16, 1864, while directing artillery fire, Tilghman was struck by a shell fragment and killed, ending a promising military and civilian career.

About the Author
Bryan Bush was born in 1966 in Louisville, Kentucky and has been a native of that city ever since. He graduated with honors from Murray State University with a degree in History and Psychology. On December 15, 2005, Mr. Bush completed his Master’s Thesis at the University of Louisville. 

In 1999, Bryan published his first work, The Civil War Battles of the Western Theater, which was given good reviews by North/South Magazine, and Kentucky Monthly. Kentucky Monthly said Bryan Bush’s The Civil War Battles of the Western Theater “has with his first book created a needed addition to any serious Civil War library.” Since then, Mr. Bush has had published Terry’s Texas Rangers: The 8th Texas Cavalry, My Dearest Mollie: The Civil War Letters of Brig. Gen. Daniel F. Griffin, 38th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was contributor to Kentucky’s Civil War Battles.

6" x 9" hardcover with full-color dust jacket
224 pages with photos

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