Three Months in the Southern States

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Applewood Books, Nov 4, 2008 - History - 312 pages
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The author of this book, Arthur James Lyon Fremantle, has, perhaps, achieved more renown in recent years than at any time since the publication of his literary efforts. Those familiar with the film Gettysburg will recall the unusual figure of a British Guards officer attired (inaccurately) in his full dress Guardsman's scarlet uniform among the ranks of the Virginians at the famous and pivotal battle. The cinema may have taken its usual liberties, but the character was firmly based in fact and was none other than the Fremantle himself. The British Empire felt no need to come down strongly on either side of the conflict between the States, but its support for the Confederacy was both implicit and occasionally obvious. Fremantle wanted to see the war at first hand and so he traveled to America and accompanied the Confederate forces--actually unglamorously in mufti--in the field. His experiences brought him to the collision of Gettysburg, and history is indebted to Fremantle for the observations of a comparatively impartial military man on these monumental times and events.

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Review: Three Months in the Southern States: April-June 1863

User Review  - Alec Gray - Goodreads

A classic-frequently quoted in civil war histories, Fremantle managed to be present for the key months of 1863, and interacted with all the major southerners,including Lee. His outsiders view is unique and fascinating. Read full review

Review: Three Months in the Southern States: April-June 1863

User Review  - Tom - Goodreads

This slice of first person history is lucid and gripping. I found that Lt Col Fremantle's narrative brought me into the reality of the Civil War as no other book of non-fiction on the war has to date for me. It brings the human condition across the Southern states into clear focus. Read full review

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Arthur James Lyon Fremantle (1835-1901) was a British soldier, a member of the Coldstream Guards, and a notable British witness to the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War.
Michael Page has been recording audiobooks since 1984 and has over two hundred titles to his credit. He has won several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, including for "The War That Killed Achilles" by Caroline Alexander and "The Lies of Locke Lamora" by Scott Lynch.

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