Diary of a Confederate Soldier: John S. Jackman of the Orphan Brigade

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University of South Carolina Press, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 174 pages
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This is the diary of John S. Jackman, a Confederate soldier in the Orphan Brigade, a regiment in Tennessee's 9th Kentucky Brigade which participated in most of the major Western campaigns of the American Civil War. Jackman served as a regimental clerk, and faithfully recorded his impressions.

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War is indeed heck for a sickly, erudite company clerk in the Confederate Army of Tennessee's Orphan Brigade (Kentucky Infantry) as he travel from Shiloh to Vicksburg, Chickamauga and on to Atlanta ... Read full review

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Though memoirs of the Civil War abound, Jackman's diary is the only surviving record of a soldier in the fascinating, albeit troubled, First Kentucky Regiment, or "Orphan Brigade.'' A perceptive ... Read full review

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The author of more than forty books, WILLIAM C. DAVIS is the director of programs at the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies. He is also chief consultant for the A&&E television series Civil War Journal and teaches history at Virginia Tech. He lives in Virginia. <br>

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