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By Graham T. Dozier,Peter S. Carmichael

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ISBN-13: 9781469618746

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In might 1861, Virginian Thomas Henry Carter (1831–1908) raised an artillery battery and joined the accomplice military. Over the subsequent 4 years, he rose progressively in rank from captain to colonel, putting him one of the senior artillerists in Robert E. Lee's military of Northern Virginia. throughout the conflict, Carter wrote greater than a hundred revealing letters to his spouse, Susan, approximately his carrier. His interactions with well-liked officers--including Lee, Jubal A. Early, John B. Gordon, Robert E. Rodes, and others--come to lifestyles in Carter's astute reviews approximately their behavior and personalities. Combining insightful observations on army operations, quite of the Battles of Antietam and Spotsylvania court docket condo and the 1864 Shenandoah Valley crusade, with revealing notes at the domestic entrance and the talk over the impressment and arming of slaves, Carter's letters are fairly fascinating simply because his writing isn't overly pressured by way of the rhetoric of the southern ruling class.

Here, Graham Dozier deals the definitive version of Carter's letters, meticulously transcribed and punctiliously annotated. This notable assortment offers a wealth of Carter's unvarnished reviews of the folks and occasions that formed his wartime adventure, laying off new mild on Lee's military and accomplice lifestyles in Virginia.

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