January 12, 2018

New PDF release: A Virginia Yankee in the Civil War: The Diaries of David

By Cecil D. Eby Jr.

ISBN-10: 0807808202

ISBN-13: 9780807808207

ISBN-10: 0807847577

ISBN-13: 9780807847572

The Civil struggle diaries of David Hunter Strother, recognized larger to his contemporaries as "Porte Crayon," chronicle his 3 years of provider within the Union military with an identical cogency and eye for aspect that made him the most well known writers and illustrators in the United States in his time. A Virginian strongly against secession, Strother joined the Federal military as a civilian topographer in July of 1861 and used to be quickly commissioned, emerging finally to the rank of brigadier common. He served lower than a succession of commanders, together with Generals Patterson, Banks, Pope, and McClellan, successful their recognize in addition to their self assurance. First released by way of UNC Press in 1961, A Virginia Yankee within the Civil War is an engaging firsthand list of the clash and of the divided loyalties it produced that's extra enlivened via Strother's outstanding humor and insight.

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