Major General G.W. Custis Lee
Captured With Controversy
by Frank Everett White, Jr.
Published by SCHROEDER PUBLICATIONS 2008. Softcover, 304 pages, index, more than 70 photos and maps, size 8.5″ x 11″.
White’s work on the battle of Sailor’s Creek focuses on the capture of
Confederate Major General George Washington Custis Lee, eldest son of the
famed General Robert E. Lee, new light is shed on this often overlooked
pivotal battle during the final days of the Civil War.
by more than 70 photos and maps, this well-indexed study breaks the mold of
the typical Civil War book. White presents the detailed account of the
capture of General Custis Lee at the Battle of Sailor’s Creek and the
controversy that surrounds it drawing on a myriad of sources, which allows
the reader to make their own determination. The topic of Custis Lee’s
capture has certainly been a largely ignored event, seldom receiving more
than a mention by historians. Thanks to White’s diligent and copious
research, this is no longer the case.