A Virginia Yankee in the Civil War: The Diaries of David Hunter Strother

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Sep 1, 1998 - History - 294 pages
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The Civil War diaries of David Hunter Strother, known better to his contemporaries as "Porte Crayon," chronicle his three years of service in the Union army with the same cogency and eye for detail that made him one of the most popular writers and illustr
 

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David's family was in the hotel business in Martinsville Virginia, before and after the Civil War. He came down on the side of the USA, and survived the war, writing up his diaries pretty faithfully ... Read full review

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Contents

I Up the Valley with Banks
3
II Down the Valley with Banks
34
III With Pope at Cedar Mountain
59
IV Chaos at Second Bull Run
83
V With McClellan at Antietam
101
VI All Quiet Along the Potomac
118
VII With Banks in Louisiana
132
VIII The Campaign on the Teche
160
IX Behind the Lines at Gettysburg
181
X In the Department of West Virginia
198
XI With Sigel at New Market
215
XII The Hunter Raid
234
XIII The Colonel Leaves the Army
276
Index
289
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About the author (1998)

Cecil D. Eby, Jr., is a retired professor of English at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. His books include "Hungary at War: Civilians and Soldiers in World War II" and "The Road to Armageddon: British Popular Literature, 1880-1915.

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