We are heavily indebted to others for help in the preparation of this volume. The staffs of Wake Forest University and the Preston Library of Virginia Military Institute gave us their fun cooperation; and Mrs. Norris T. Aldridge and Mrs. Linda Allen, our departmental secretaries, graciously worked much of our typing into their regular duties. The Virginia Military Institute and Wake Forest University provided us with summer grants for our research. We would also like to give special recognition to the many fine research facilities and their staffs over the state, for their careful preservation of documents made our research most rewarding. Last, but never least, we must thank our modern wives, Lute and Marguerite, for patiently supporting through the years their husbands' consuming interest in the American Civil War.
John C. Barrett / W. Buck Yearns