Confederate Guerrilla: The Civil War Memoir of Joseph M. Bailey
Recounted by an ordinary Confederate soldier turned Southern guerrilla, Joseph M. Bailey's memoir, Confederate Guerrilla, provides a unique perspective on the fighting that took place behind Union lines in Federal-occupied northwest Arkansas during the American Civil War. Bailey's story - now published for the first time - will appeal to modern readers' interest in the grassroots history of the Trans-Mississippi war. He participated in such engagements as the Battle of Pea Ridge and the siege of Port Hudson and, at the Port Hudson surrender, escaped 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.
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