"A splendid idea, carried through with grace, style, and insight. Altogether a wonderful read."
–STEPHEN E. AMBROSE
"A fresh and fascinating look at an extraordinary group of men who were literally in a ‘class by itself.’ A rich, rewarding biography, Waugh’s astounding narrative brings history to life. I read it in one sitting."
Author of the New York Times bestseller
The Last Full Measure
"Finally and tragically, brothers became enemies in America’s bloodiest conflict, a progression vividly traced in The Class of 1846. . . . [Waugh] has done his homework well, and has deftly translated his findings into a . . . compelling narrative that follows the fate of that class from plebe days to Appomattox and beyond. . . . The Class of 1846 belongs on the shelf of not only Civil War buffs but also students of all military history."
–The New York Times Book Review