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Fighting for the Confederacy The Personal Recollections of General Edward Porter Alexander

ISBN-10: 0807847224
ISBN-13: 9780807847220
Edition: 1998 (Reprint)
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 3/2/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 692
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

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 detailthis is especially true of his description of Gettysburg. His narrative is also remarkable for its utterly candid appraisals of leaders on both sides.

Gary W Gallagher is a civil war historian with a special interest in the military aspects of the war. He is the author or co-author of several books including Lee and His Generals in War and Memory and The Confederate War. He has also served as President of the Association of Preservation of Civil War sites. He is a professor of history at the University of Virginia.

Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Editor's Note
Early Days
First Manassas or Bull Run
Fall & Winter after Bull Run
Seven Days
Second Manassas Campaign
Sharpsburg Campaign
The Fall of 1862
The Battle of Fredericksburg
Winter after Fredericksburg
Battle of Chancellorsville
The Gettysburg Campaign
Chickamauga
Chattanooga & Knoxville
Spring of 1864
Wilderness & Spottsylvania
North Anna & Drury's Bluff
Totopotomoy & Cold Harbor
Passage of James River
Siege of Petersburg
Fall of 1864
Fall & Winter of 1864 & '65
Appomattox
Notes
Index
Figures
Hogshead and platform
Hogs on "sawpit" timbers
Projectile with hole through long axis
Vicinity of First Manassas battlefield
Strategic situation prior to First Manassas
First issue Confederate flag
Army of Northern Virginia battle flag
Confederate flag with cross as union
Confederate flag surrounded by stars
Lt. Gen James Longstreet late in life
Peninsula of Virginia
Battlefield at Seven Pines
Battlefield at Mechanicsville
Battlefield at Gaines's Mill
Terrain at White Oak Swamp
Strategic situation on the Richmond-Petersburg front, 1862
Virginia and Maryland
Potomac River near Shepherdstown
Battlefield at Sharpsburg
Battlefield at Fredericksburg ...
General Lee's return to his lines after surrender
McLean House, Appomattox Court House

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