In Camp and Battle with the Washington Artillery of New Orleans

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LSU Press, 1885 - Biography & Autobiography - 495 pages
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As adjutant of the Battalion Washing-ton Artillery of New Orleans, William Miller Owen was in an ideal position to observe his unit's inner workings. During his service, which spanned the entire war, he drafted and received orders; fought at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Chickamauga; and endured the siege at Petersburg. Well acquainted with the officer corps of the Army of Northern Virginia, Owen chatted with General James Longstreet, took rides with General Robert E. Lee, and dined with President Jefferson Davis

.Based on Owen's diary from these years, this volume brings to life the major figures and battles of the Army of Northern Virginia as well as lesser-known Civil War episodes. For this new edition, Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes, Jr., has provided an index and a new introduction that places the diary in the context of Civil War historiography.

  

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This is a valuable addition for any 'Civil War' student. This is on my list of "to read again". My great-great grandfather gave his life in service wearing 'Blue'. But in reading this I felt as if it were my family's record of the honor and horror of our 'War from within'. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER I
1
ADDRESS TO THE ARMY
24
CHAPTER
48
CHAPTER IV
70
CHAPTER V
82
CHAPTER VI
99
MARYLAND MY MARYLAND
130
Left Attack Burnsmes Bridge A Ride for Gen Lee Attack
150
CHICKAMAUGA INDIAN A STREAM OF DEATH
263
CHAPTER XIII
294
CHAPTER XIV
327
CHAPTER XV
358
CHAPTER XVI
374
DISBANDMENT AND HOME AGAIN
388
CHAPTER XVIII
399
The Washington Artillery after the War
425

FREDERICKSBURG
158
Martinsburg Culpeper March to Fredericksburg Alarm Guns
168
CHAPTER X
200
CHAPTER XI
231
ADDENDA
433
INDEX
469
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About the author (1885)

Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes, Jr., is the author or editor of many books on the Civil War, most recently The Pride of the Confederate Artillery.

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