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Fighting for the Confederacy: The Personal Recollections of General Edward Porter Alexander (Civil War America)

Edward Porter Alexander, Gary W. GallagherGary W. Gallagher

Editore: The University of North Carolina Press, 1989
ISBN 10: 0807818488 / ISBN 13: 9780807818480
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Titolo: Fighting for the Confederacy: The Personal ...

Casa editrice: The University of North Carolina Press

Data di pubblicazione: 1989

Legatura: Hardcover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: ContentsAcknowledgments Introduction Editor's Note Chapter 1. Early Days Chapter 2. First Manassas or Bull Run Chapter 3. Fall & Winter after Bull Run Chapter 4. Seven Days Chapter 5. Second Manassas Campaign Chapter 6. Sharpsburg Campaign Chapter 7. The Fall of 1862 Chapter 8. The Battle of Fredericksburg Chapter 9. Winter after Fredericksburg Chapter 10. Battle of Chancellorsville Chapter 11. The Gettysburg Campaign Chapter 12. Chickamauga Chapter 13. Chattanooga & Knoxville Chapter 14. Spring of 1864 Chapter 15. Wilderness & Spottsylvania Chapter 16. North Anna & Drury's Bluff Chapter 17. Totopotomoy & Cold Harbor Chapter 18. Passage of James River Chapter 19. Siege of Petersburg Chapter 20. Fall of 1864 Chapter 21. Fall & Winter of 1864 & '65 Chapter 22. Appomattox Notes IndexFigures 1. Hogshead and platform 2. Hogs on "sawpit" timbers 3. Projectile with hole through long axis 4. Vicinity of First Manassas battlefield 5. Strategic situation prior to First Manassas 6. First issue Confederate flag 7. Army of Northern Virginia battle flag 8. Confederate flag with cross as union 9. Confederate flag surrounded by stars 10. Lt. Gen James Longstreet late in life 11. Peninsula of Virginia 12. Battlefield at Seven Pines 13. Battlefield at Mechanicsville 14. Battlefield at Gaines's Mill 15. Terrain at White Oak Swamp 16. Strategic situation on the Richmond-Petersburg front, 1862 17. Virginia and Maryland 18. Potomac River near Shepherdstown 19. Battlefield at Sharpsburg 20. Battlefield at Fredericksburg . 75. General Lee's return to his lines after surrender 76. McLean House, Appomattox Court House. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_0807818488

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Riassunto: Originally published by UNC Press in 1989, Fighting for the Confederacy is one of the richest personal accounts in all of the vast literature on the Civil War. Alexander was involved in nearly all of the great battles of the East, from First Manassas through Appomattox, and his duties brought him into frequent contact with most of the high command of the Army of Northern Virginia, including Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and James Longstreet. No other Civil War veteran of his stature matched Alexander's ability to discuss operations in penetrating detail-- this is especially true of his description of Gettysburg. His narrative is also remarkable for its utterly candid appraisals of leaders on both sides.

Descrizione del libro: "A treasure of Civil War 'personal memoirs' . . . altogether livelier and more irreverent than anything in Grant's and Sherman's books."-- New Republic

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