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Berry Benson's Civil War book : memoirs of a Confederate scout and sharpshooter.

Author: Berry Benson
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, [1962]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Confederate scout and sharpshooter Berry Greenwood Benson witnessed the first shot fired on Fort Sumter, retreated with Lee's Army to its surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, and missed little of the action in between. This memoir of his service is a remarkable narrative, filled with the minutiae of the soldier's life and paced by a continual succession of battlefield anecdotes.
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Confederate
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Benson, Berry, 1843-1923.
Berry Benson's Civil War book.
Athens : University of Georgia Press, [1962]
(OCoLC)562507477
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Berry Benson
OCLC Number: 1897096
Description: 203 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: A young volunteer --
Under Stonewall Jackson --
I miss Gettysburg --
A scout and sharpshooter --
A prisoner of the Yankees --
Elmira Prison --
A fugitive in enemy country --
Final resistance.
Other Titles: Civil War book
Responsibility: edited by Susan Williams Benson.

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Confederate scout and sharpshooter Berry Greenwood Benson witnessed the first shot fired on Fort Sumter, retreated with Lee's Army to its surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, and missed little of the action in between. This memoir of his service is a remarkable narrative, filled with the minutiae of the soldier's life and paced by a continual succession of battlefield anecdotes.

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