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

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Mar 1, 1998 - History - 692 pages
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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 Manass
  

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User Review  - mrpotter - LibraryThing

This is as close as we will come to an unbiased perspective of the Confederacy. Critical portraits of everyone from Lee on down. Some strategic thinking about the war over all. Written in a very easy to read style. I highly recommend it. Read full review

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User Review  - denmoir - LibraryThing

What I enjoyed most about this book were the easy style that revealed the personality of the author and the personal reminisces that revealed the personalities of the protagonists of the story. No other civil war history i have read so captures the spirit and emotion of the war. Read full review

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Contents

EARLY DAYS
3
FIRST MANASSAS OR BULL RUN
37
FALL WINTER AFTER BULL RUN
60
SEVEN DAYS
94
SECOND MANASSAS CAMPAIGN
121
SHARPSBURG CAMPAIGN
138
THE FALL OF 1862
155
THE BATTLE OF FREDERICKSBURG
166
SPRING OF 1864
334
WILDERNESS SPOTTSYLVANIA
345
NORTH ANNA DRURYS BLUFF
387
TOTOPOTOMOY COLD HARBOR
395
PASSAGE OF JAMES RIVER
415
SIEGE OF PETERSBURG
435
FALL OF 1864
468
FALL WINTER OF 1864 65
486

WINTER AFTER FREDERICKSBURG
188
BATTLE OF CHANCELLORSVILLE
194
THE GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN
219
CHICKAMAUGA
284
CHATTANOOGA KNOXVILLE
300
APPOMATTOX
510
NOTES
553
INDEX
613
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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.

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