Liddell's Record

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St. John Richardson Liddell, Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes
LSU Press, 1985 - History - 218 pages
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St. John Richardson Liddell (1815-1870), the commander of Patrick Cleburne's splendid Arkansas Brigade in its battles from Perryville to Chickamauga, was a conspicuous combat leader in the Army of Tennessee and an important eyewitness to the making of history. A prominent Louisiana planter, Liddell also served on the staffs of P.G.T. Beauregard, William J. Hardee, and Albert Sidney Johnston during the conflict and traveled in the upper circles of the Confederate military and political high command. In 1866, disillusioned and embittered by defeat, Liddell penned his memoirs for his sons "with the hope that the truth [would] impress [them] with the instability of all human calculations". More than a description of his wartime experiences, Liddell's Record is one man's judgment on why the Confederacy failed, offering blunt, often harsh criticisms of Confederate leadership and fellow soldiers rarely found in such personal accounts.
  

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Contents

Editors Preface
7
Authors Dedication
27
Bowling Green
35
A Visit to the President
41
Retreat
47
Corinth
67
Brigade Command
77
Back to Tennessee
100
Spring in Middle Tennessee
118
xn Retreat
127
xrv The Battle of Chickamauga
139
Mission Ridge
149
Transfer to Louisiana
164
xvn Spanish Fort
187
xvin After the War
199
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Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes, Jr., is also the author of The Pride of the Confederate Artillery: The Washington Artillery in the Army of Tennessee.

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