Liddell's Record: St. John Richardson Liddell, Brigadier General, CSA Staff Officer and Brigade Commander Army of Tennessee

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St. John Richardson Liddell, Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes, Jr.
LSU Press, Nov 1, 1997 - History - 224 pages
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St. John Richardson Liddell (1815--1870), a conspicuous combat leader in the Army of Tennessee, was an important eyewitness to the making of history. A prominent Louisiana planter, he also served on the staffs of P.G.T. Beauregard, William J. Hardee, and Albert Sidney Johnston during the conflict and traveled in the upper circles of the Confederate military and political high command. In 1866, disillusioned and embittered by defeat, Liddell penned his memoirs for his sons. More than a description of his wartime experiences, Liddell's Record is one man's judgment on why the Confederacy failed, offering blunt, often harsh criticisms of Confederate leadership and fellow soldiers rarely found in such personal accounts.

 

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Contents

Editors Preface
7
Authors Dedication
27
Bowling Green
35
A Visit to the President
41
Retreat
47
Corinth
67
Brigade Command
77
Back to Tennessee
100
Spring in Middle Tennessee
118
xn Retreat
127
xrv The Battle of Chickamauga
139
Mission Ridge
149
Transfer to Louisiana
164
xvn Spanish Fort
187
xvin After the War
199
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About the author (1997)

Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes, Jr., is also the author of The Pride of the Confederate Artillery: The Washington Artillery in the Army of Tennessee.

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