A Gunner in Lee's Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas by Graham T. Dozier,Peter S. Carmichael

By Graham T. Dozier,Peter S. Carmichael

In may perhaps 1861, Virginian Thomas Henry Carter (1831–1908) raised an artillery battery and joined the accomplice military. Over the subsequent 4 years, he rose progressively in rank from captain to colonel, putting him one of the senior artillerists in Robert E. Lee's military of Northern Virginia. in the course of the conflict, Carter wrote greater than a hundred revealing letters to his spouse, Susan, approximately his carrier. His interactions with popular officers--including Lee, Jubal A. Early, John B. Gordon, Robert E. Rodes, and others--come to existence in Carter's astute reviews approximately their behavior and personalities. Combining insightful observations on army operations, quite of the Battles of Antietam and Spotsylvania court docket residence and the 1864 Shenandoah Valley crusade, with revealing notes at the domestic entrance and the controversy over the impressment and arming of slaves, Carter's letters are rather fascinating simply because his writing isn't overly confused by way of the rhetoric of the southern ruling class.

Here, Graham Dozier deals the definitive variation of Carter's letters, meticulously transcribed and thoroughly annotated. This amazing assortment presents a wealth of Carter's unvarnished reviews of the folk and occasions that formed his wartime adventure, laying off new gentle on Lee's military and accomplice lifestyles in Virginia.

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