Confederate Guerrilla: The Civil War Memoir of Joseph M. Bailey
Joseph M. Baileyas memoir, Confederate Guerrilla, provides a unique perspective on the fighting that took place behind Union lines in Federal-occupied northwest Arkansas during and after the Civil War. This storyanow published for the first timeawill appeal to modern readers interested in the grassroots history of the Trans-Mississippi war. Bailey participated in the Battle of Pea Ridge and the siege of Port Hudson, eventually escaping to northwest Arkansas where he fought as a guerrilla against Federal troops and civilian unionists. After Federal forces gained control of the area, Bailey rejoined the Confederate army and continued in regular service in northeast Texas until the end of the war.
Comprehensive annotations are provided by editor T. Lindsay Baker to illuminate the clarity and reliability of Baileyas late-life memoir.