Four Years Under Marse Robert [Illustrated Edition]

Four Years Under Marse Robert [Illustrated Edition]

Author: Major Robert Stiles

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781786251169

Category: History

Page: 572

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Includes Civil War Map and Illustrations Pack – 224 battle plans, campaign maps and detailed analyses of actions spanning the entire period of hostilities. “Marse Robert” is one of the endearing nicknames by which General Robert E. Lee was called by his men. This book is the account of Robert Stiles’ experience as a soldier during the Civil War. He traces his own story, giving personal significance to the battles fought and the time he spent under General Lee’s command. Robert Stiles tells firsthand what a Confederate soldier experienced as he marched on and fought through great struggles and deprivation. He takes readers on the difficult journey through the Civil War battle by battle, while providing the personal analysis of an actual participant.

A Soldier's Recollections [Illustrated Edition]

A Soldier's Recollections [Illustrated Edition]

Author: Randolph H. McKim

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781908902771

Category: History

Page: 334

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Includes Civil War Map and Illustrations Pack – 224 battle plans, campaign maps and detailed analyses of actions spanning the entire period of hostilities. Born into a distinguished Virginian family, Randolph McKim left university to join the Confederate cause in 1861. Heavily engaged in the fighting in 1861 and 1862 at the first battle of Manassas and Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign, even losing a horse shot under him at Cross Keys, his gallantry did not go unnoticed: he was mentioned in numerous dispatches for his heroic conduct, most significantly for volunteering to resupply Confederate troops under the withering fire of Federals at Culp’s Hill during the battle of Gettysburg. Despite all the signs of a career as an officer of great merit, a higher calling intervened and he resigned to join the clergy, remaining with the Confederate forces as a Chaplain until the end of the War. His memoirs are a testament to his honesty, straight-forwardness and his experiences of the war. Author — McKim, Randolph H. 1842-1920. Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in New York : Longman's, Green, 1911. Original Page Count – xvii, 362 pages. Illustrations – 6 and 224 illustrations

Joseph Hopkins Twichell

Joseph Hopkins Twichell

Author: Steve Courtney

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820330563

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 370

View: 909

Bewilderment often follows when one learns that Mark Twain’s best friend of forty years was a minister. That Joseph Hopkins Twichell (1838-1918) was also a New Englander with Puritan roots only entrenches the “odd couple” image of Twain and Twichell. This biography adds new dimensions to our understanding of the Twichell-Twain relationship; more important, it takes Twichell on his own terms, revealing an elite Everyman--a genial, energetic advocate of social justice in an era of stark contrasts between America’s “haves and have-nots.” After Twichell’s education at Yale and his Civil War service as a Union chaplain, he took on his first (and only) pastorate at Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford, Connecticut, then the nation’s most affluent city. Steve Courtney tells how Twichell shaped his prosperous congregation into a major force for social change in a Gilded Age metropolis, giving aid to the poor and to struggling immigrant laborers as well as supporting overseas missions and cultural exchanges. It was also during his time at Asylum Hill that Twichell would meet Twain, assist at Twain’s wedding, and preside over a number of the family’s weddings and funerals. Courtney shows how Twichell’s personality, abolitionist background, theological training, and war experience shaped his friendship with Twain, as well as his ministerial career; his life with his wife, Harmony, and their nine children; and his involvement in such pursuits as Nook Farm, the lively community whose members included Harriet Beecher Stowe and Charles Dudley Warner. This was a life emblematic of a broad and eventful period of American change. Readers will gain a clear appreciation of why the witty, profane, and skeptical Twain cherished Twichell’s companionship.

The Complete Works of Sara Agnes Rice Pryor (Illustrated Edition)

The Complete Works of Sara Agnes Rice Pryor (Illustrated Edition)

Author: Sara Agnes Rice Pryor

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026899518

Category: History

Page: 1054

View: 140

This carefully crafted collection of Sara Agnes Rice Pryor's works is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: The Mother of Washington and her Times Reminiscences of Peace and War The Birth of the Nation: Jamestown, 1607 Autobiography of Sara Agnes Rice Pryor - My Day: Reminiscences of a Long Life

Reminiscences of Peace and War

Reminiscences of Peace and War

Author: Sara Agnes Rice Pryor

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026899532

Category: History

Page: 300

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Reminiscences of Peace and War is a book based on author's journals which is intended to contribute to public discourse about the Civil War. In this book Mrs. Pryor wrote about antebellum society but also defended the Confederacy, as did fellow writers Virginia Clay-Clopton and Louise Wigfall Wright; the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) recommended the works of these three for serious studies by other women.

The Illustrated Gettysburg Reader

The Illustrated Gettysburg Reader

Author: Rod Gragg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621570738

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 691

One hundred and fifty years after the Battle of Gettysburg, the words of the soldiers and onlookers present for those three fateful days still reverberate with the power of their courage and sacrifice. The Illustrated Gettysburg Reader: An Eyewitness History of the Civil War's Greatest Battle gathers letters, journals, articles and speeches from the people who lived through those legendary three days. Tied together with narrative by historian Rod Gragg and illustrated with a wealth of photographs and images, The Illustrated Gettysburg Reader will transport you to the battlefield, immersing you in the emotional intensity of the struggle of brother against brother for the future of the United States of America. "Here they are penetrating the heart of a hostile country leaving their homes beyond broad rivers and the largest of the enemies armies while in front of them is gathering all of resistance that can be obtained by a power fruitful of every element of military power." —Confederate soldier T.G. Pollock on the 30th of June, 1863, the day before the Battle of Gettysburg

The Long Arm of Lee: The History of the Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia

The Long Arm of Lee: The History of the Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia

Author: Jennings Cropper Wise

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781782895978

Category: History

Page: 504

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Includes Civil War Map and Illustrations Pack - 224 battle plans, campaign maps and detailed analyses of actions spanning the entire period of hostilities. “Originally published in 1915, when Jennings Cropper Wise was commandant of the Virginia Military Institute, The Long Arm of Lee has never been surpassed as an authoritative study of the Confederate artillery in the Civil War. Volume I describes the organization and tactics of the field batteries of General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and their performance in famous battles, including those at Bull Run, Malvern Hill, Cedar Mountain, Harper's Ferry, Sharpsburg, and Fredericksburg. It ends with the bitter winter interlude before the Chancellorsville campaign of the spring of 1863. Volume 2 of Wise's history, takes up the harrowing events stretching from Chancellorsville to Appomattox.”-Print Edition

William Barksdale, CSA

William Barksdale, CSA

Author: John Douglas Ashton

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476641720

Category: History

Page: 307

View: 645

An aggressive and colorful personality, William Barksdale was no stranger to controversy. Orphaned at 13, he succeeded as lawyer, newspaper editor, Mexican War veteran, politician and Confederate commander. During eight years in the U.S. Congress, he was among the South's most ardent defenders of slavery and advocates for states' rights. His emotional speeches and altercations--including a brawl on the House floor--made headlines in the years preceding secession. His fiery temper prompted three near-duels, gaining him a reputation as a brawler and knife-fighter. Arrested for intoxication, Colonel Barksdale survived a military Court of Inquiry to become one of the most beloved commanders in the Army of Northern Virginia. His reputation soared with his defense against the Union river crossing and street-fighting at Fredericksburg, and his legendary charge at Gettysburg. This first full-length biography places his life and career in historical context.

General James Longstreet

General James Longstreet

Author: Jeffry D. Wert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439127780

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 591

General James Longstreet fought in nearly every campaign of the Civil War, from Manassas (the first battle of Bull Run) to Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chickamauga, Gettysburg, and was present at the surrender at Appomattox. Yet, he was largely held to blame for the Confederacy's defeat at Gettysburg. General James Longstreet sheds new light on the controversial commander and the man Robert E. Lee called “my old war horse.”