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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.
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Georgia native and West Point graduate Alexander was involved in nearly all of the significant battles in the Eastern theater of the Civil War and came into frequent contact with the highest command of the Army of Northern Virginia, including Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and James Longstreet. His perspective on such personalities and on the events unfolding around him is a most valuable one. Alexander's memoirs  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
Personal narratives
Periodicals
Personal narratives, Confederate
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Alexander, Edward Porter, 1835-1910.
Fighting for the Confederacy.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1989
(DLC) 88037667
(OCoLC)18835626
Named Person: Edward Porter Alexander; Edward Porter Alexander; Edward P Alexander
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Porter Alexander; Gary W Gallagher
ISBN: 9780807882344 0807882348
OCLC Number: 823305863
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 664 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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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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[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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