This is the first major biography in almost 50 years of one of the bravest of the brave. John Pelham’s life was packed into 24 short years. Born in Alabama, he spent his last years of life fighting in the Confederate Army, in Virginia. His bravery and honor were legendary. He was highly extolled by R. E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and JEB Stuart as well as many others. This West Point man was superior in fighting “horse artillery” and was a horseman par excellence. Lee called him “the gallant Pelham. “He was also one who loved the Lord and His sacred Word”.