Co. Aytch: A Confederate Memoir of the Civil War (Google eBook)
A classic Civil War memoir, Co. Aytch is the work of a natural storyteller who balances the horror of war with an irrepressible sense of humor and a sharp eye for the lighter side of battle. It is a testament to one man’s enduring humanity, courage, and wisdom in the midst of death and destruction.
Early in May 1861, twenty-one-year-old Sam R. Watkins of Columbia, Tennessee, joined the First Tennessee Regiment, Company H, to fight for the Confederacy. Of the 120 original recruits in his company, Watkins was one of only seven to survive every one of its battles, from Shiloh to Nashville.
Twenty years later, with a “house full of young ‘rebels’ clustering around my knees and bumping about my elbows,” he wrote this remarkable account—a memoir of a humble soldier fighting in the American Civil War, replete with tales of the common foot soldiers, commanders, Yankee enemies, victories, defeats, and the South’s ultimate surrender on April 26, 1865.
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Review: Co. Aytch: A Confederate Memoir of the Civil WarUser Review - Delway Burton - Goodreads
Of the many volumes about the American Civil War, this small book stands out. Written by Sam Watkins, a private in the Army of the Tennessee, it offers a unique perspective on this conflict which tore ... Read full review
Review: Co. Aytch: A Confederate Memoir of the Civil WarUser Review - Nacho Gaitan - Goodreads
Very good book on day to day life of common solider in the civil war. Read full review
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