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Number of Pages: 240
Publication Date: 1997
|Dimensions: 8.01 X 5.31 X 0.61 (inches)|
The Boys' War: Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk About the Civil WarJim MurphyHoughton Mifflin Harcourt / Trade Paperback$7.75 Retail:
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A Country of Our Own, A: A Novel of the Confederate RaidersDavid PoyerSimon & Schuster / 2006 / Trade Paperback$24.29 Retail:
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This stunning document is the work of a common foot soldier blessed with extraordinary perception and articulateness. After joining the famed Texas Brigade under Stonewall Jackson. Private William A. Fletcher saw action at Second Manassas, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Channcellorsville, and Chickamauga. He was wounded several times and escaped from a moving Union prison train before the South's surrender. In 1907, he published this powerfully evocative account of his exploits, a volume of frank, detailed recollections that spares none of the horror, courage, or absurdity of war. But a fire destroyed all but a few copies before they could be distributed. One copy, however, did make its way to the Library of Congress, where it was eventually discovered. Today, this colorful work has become the voice of the Civil War front-line grunt, speaking to the modern reader with the intensity of personal experience and a vividness of detail that gives it a riveting you-are-there quality.
"Gives the best account I know of.
This Confederate Soldier shows his devotion to the truth by limiting his narrative to what he saw with his own eyes."
"He was the G.I. Joe of the confederate amy.
He wrote so honestly, casually, and dramatically that no one who pretends to understand the Irresponsible Conflict can neglect reading this book."