Commanding Voices of Blue & Gray: General William T. Sherman, General George Custer, General James Longstreet, & Major J.S. Mosby, Among Others, in Their Own Words

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Brian M. Thomsen
Macmillan, 2004 - Počet stran: 384

The agony and anguish of the War Between the States affected all aspects of American life. Many quarters suffered, but one in particular seemed to prosper in the postwar aftermath: the publishing industry. Though the success of Personal Memoirs by Ulysses S. Grant (as published by Mark Twain) is a clear milestone in publishing's history of bestsellers, it was only one of many highly successful Civil War memoirs penned and published by veterans in the postwar years.

Never before in America had such a plethora of eyewitness accounts of a war existed, nor so many by those in a position of command.

Drawing on the best of these accounts, most of them long out of print, Commanding Voices of Blue & Gray presents in a single volume the personal words of these leaders and provides an overview of the command experience in the Civil War.

Selections include:

General William Tecumseh Sherman on his infamous march through Georgia

General George B. McClellan on the battle of Antietam and the legendary lost order that should have tipped him off to Lee's plans

General George Armstrong Custer's experience of going straight from studying at West Point to the Battlefield

General (CSA) James Longstreet on serving under Robert E. Lee

General (CSA) G. Moxley Sorrel on serving under General James Longstreet

Major (CSA) J. S. Mosby on the South's guerrilla campaign

General (CSA) Jubal Early's memoir of the last year of the war

 

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Introduction Commanding Voices
9
From the Message to Congress in Special Session July 4 1861 Memoranda of Military Policy July 23 1861
15
First Inaugural Address February 18 1861
27
From West Point to the Battlefield
33
Excerpt from Mosbys War Reminiscences
53
Excerpt from McClellans Own Story
77
Excerpts from From Manassas to Appomattox
113
Excerpt from Chancellorsville and Gettysburg
135
Excerpts from Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer
153
Excerpt from Memoirs of General W T Sherman
171
Excerpt from Advance and Retreat
205
Excerpt from An Autobiography
237
A Memoir of the Last Year of the War for Independence in the Confederate States of America
273
Closing Valediction
379
List of Published Source Materials
381
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Brian M. Thomsen is a Tor Consulting editor who dropped out of pursuing a Ph.D. in English in favor of a career in publishing. He was one of the founding editors of Warner/Popular Library's Questar Science Fiction & Fantasy line, and the editor of C.J.Cherryh's Hugo Award winning novel Cyteen. He has also been a Hugo nominee, has served as a World Fantasy Award judge, and is the author of two novels and numerous short stories for such publishers as Tor, Daw, Ace, TSR, and others.

He was born in the borough of Brooklyn where he currently resides with his wife, Donna, and two talented cats named Sparky and Minx.

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