New Biography Pays Tribute to a Great Pennsylvanian Civil War Hero

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In preparation for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, author Doug Kauffmann publishes his great grandfather Colonel Tobias B. Kaufman’s biography

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During the Civil War the state of Pennsylvania produced numerous military heroes. Among their ranks was Colonel Tobias B. Kaufman. Kaufman hailed from the small village of Boiling Springs near Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Located thirty miles from Gettysburg, Kaufman fought on the famed slopes of Little Round Top helping to end the Confederate threat there on the second day. As part of the Sesquicentennial celebrations of the Civil War, author Doug Kauffmann publishes the remarkable story of his heroic great grandfather in his new book, titled Tobias’s Story: The Life and Civil War Career of Tobias B. Kaufman.

The focus of the book is a biographical telling of the Civil War career of Colonel Kaufman. He has rightly been called “one of the most illustrious of the Civil War heroes of Central Pennsylvania” by the well-known Pennsylvania Civil War veteran, author and educator, J. Howard Wert.

Kaufman rose from a Private to a Colonel during the war. Colonel Kaufman was a natural leader and a tough and courageous fighter. Kaufman fought in some fifteen major battles including Glendale, Second Bull Run, Antietam, Gettysburg, The Wilderness, and Spotsylvania.

The book also features a battle history of Colonel Kaufman’s first regiment, the First Pennsylvania Reserves. Of particular interest in his personal career was his dramatic capture on the Bermuda Hundred Peninsula and the heart-warming story of the return of his pistol by his Confederate captor some thirty years after the war.

Highly detailed through intensive research, yet deeply personalized with heartwarming anecdotes, “Tobias’s Story: The Life and Civil War Career of Tobias B. Kaufman” will pay a solemn and solid tribute not only to one man, but to the entire American nation and its people who have always fought relentlessly for unity and liberty.

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About the Author
Doug Kauffmann is pastor of the Connie Maxwell Baptist Church and Children’s Home in Greenwood, S.C. He earned a B.A. degree in History from Duke University and a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He is married to Sally Hill Kauffmann and has two daughters, Anna and Christina. In addition to his ministerial duties, Kauffmann also enjoys teaching and is an Adjunct Professor of World Religions at Lander University in Greenwood, S.C. His interest in Civil War history began with a reading of the classic work by Glenn Tucker, “High Tide at Gettysburg,” in preparation for a visit to the Gettysburg Battlefield in 1994. His great grandfather, Colonel Tobias B. Kaufman, fought at Gettysburg.

Tobias’s Story * by Doug Kauffmann
The Life and Civil War Career of Tobias B. Kaufman
Publication Date: October 17, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 259 pages; 978-1-4797-1880-1
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