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Fighting for the Confederacy : the personal recollections of General Edward Porter Alexander

Author: Edward Porter Alexander; Gary W Gallagher
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This personal account of the American Civil War by General Edward Porter Alexander, provides an assessment of people and events. Alexander was involved in nearly all of the great battles of the East  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Personal narratives
Periodicals
Personal narratives, Confederate
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alexander, Edward Porter, 1835-1910.
Fighting for the Confederacy.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1989
(OCoLC)596476182
Online version:
Alexander, Edward Porter, 1835-1910.
Fighting for the Confederacy.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1989
(OCoLC)608752622
Named Person: Edward Porter Alexander; Edward Porter Alexander; Edward P Alexander
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Porter Alexander; Gary W Gallagher
ISBN: 0807818488 9780807818480
OCLC Number: 18835626
Description: xxvii, 664 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Early days --
First Manassas or Bull Run --
Fall & winter after Bull Run --
Seven days --
Second Manassas campaign --
Sharpsburg campaign --
The fall of 1862 --
The Battle of Fredericksburg --
Winter after Fredericksburg --
Battle of Chancellorsville --
The Gettysburg campaign --
Chickamauga --
Chattanooga & Knoxville --
Spring of 1864 --
Wilderness & Spottsylvania --
North Anna & Drury's Bluff --
Totopotomoy & Cold Harbor --
Passage of James River --
Siege of Petersburg --
Fall of 1864 --
Fall & winter of 1864 & '65 --
Appomattox.
Responsibility: edited by Gary W. Gallagher.

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[A] new landmark in Civil War historiography, one that no historian of the period can afford to ignore."Journal of Southern History"

 
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Simply the best Memoir of the War Between the States

by blueridge (WorldCat user published 2011-05-01) Excellent Permalink

This book is special, because it was not written for the public, but for Porter Alexander's daughters.  It was formal enough for our tastes, considering it was written for family, but once General Alexander was out of the country, and had begun what he only reluctantly agreed to do, he seems...
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