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The Resource Rebel private, front and rear : memoirs of a Confederate soldier, by William A. Fletcher ; introduction by Richard Wheeler ; afterword by Vallie Fletcher Taylor

Rebel private, front and rear : memoirs of a Confederate soldier, by William A. Fletcher ; introduction by Richard Wheeler ; afterword by Vallie Fletcher Taylor

Label
Rebel private, front and rear : memoirs of a Confederate soldier
Title
Rebel private, front and rear
Title remainder
memoirs of a Confederate soldier
Statement of responsibility
by William A. Fletcher ; introduction by Richard Wheeler ; afterword by Vallie Fletcher Taylor
Title variation
Memoirs of a Confederate soldier
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The recent rediscovery of Rebel Private: Front and Rear, effectively lost for decades, marks an authentic publishing event in the literature of the Civil War. A rare insight into the conflict from the point of view of a Confederate army enlisted man, this compelling memoir has been hailed by historians as a classic and indispensible key to understanding the Southern perspective. Margaret Mitchell even described it as her single most valuable source of research for Gone With the Wind. 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"--Amazon.com
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.7/82
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E605
LC item number
.F58 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Rebel private, front and rear : memoirs of a Confederate soldier, by William A. Fletcher ; introduction by Richard Wheeler ; afterword by Vallie Fletcher Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Beaumont : Press of the Greer print, 1908
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Experiences and observation from the early fifties and through the Civil War -- General Jackson's flanking General McClellan and Seven Days' Battle before Richmond, Virginia -- Battle of Second Manassas -- Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia -- Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -- Battle of Chickamauga -- Capture and escape -- Surrender and return home
Control code
31709756
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
New ed..
Extent
xv, 223 pages
Isbn
9780525939924
Lccn
94045324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of L.D. Clark Estate, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-124). From the library of L.D. Clark. With dust jacket.
System control number
(OCoLC)31709756
Label
Rebel private, front and rear : memoirs of a Confederate soldier, by William A. Fletcher ; introduction by Richard Wheeler ; afterword by Vallie Fletcher Taylor
Publication
Note
Originally published: Beaumont : Press of the Greer print, 1908
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Experiences and observation from the early fifties and through the Civil War -- General Jackson's flanking General McClellan and Seven Days' Battle before Richmond, Virginia -- Battle of Second Manassas -- Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia -- Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -- Battle of Chickamauga -- Capture and escape -- Surrender and return home
Control code
31709756
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
New ed..
Extent
xv, 223 pages
Isbn
9780525939924
Lccn
94045324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of L.D. Clark Estate, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-124). From the library of L.D. Clark. With dust jacket.
System control number
(OCoLC)31709756

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