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Lee's last casualty : the life and letters of Sgt. Robert W. Parker, Second Virginia Cavalry

Author: Robert W Parker; Catherine M Wright
Publisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, [2008] ©2008
Series: Voices of the Civil War series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Consists of the letters to and from Robert W. Parker, believed to be the last man in the Army of Northern Virginia to be killed in action during the Civil War. Letters describe the daily camp life of enlisted men and provide some details on various campaigns involving the 2nd Virginia Cavalry Regiment between 1861 and 1865.
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Personal narratives, Confederate
Named Person: Robert W Parker; Robert W Parker
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Parker; Catherine M Wright
ISBN: 9781572336308 1572336307
OCLC Number: 191023958
Description: xxvii, 231 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Voices of the Civil War series.
Responsibility: edited by Catherine M. Wright.
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Consists of the letters to and from Robert W. Parker, believed to be the last man in the Army of Northern Virginia to be killed in action during the Civil War. Letters describe the daily camp life of enlisted men and provide some details on various campaigns involving the 2nd Virginia Cavalry Regiment between 1861 and 1865.

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"Anyone reading just a few of Parker's letters will see the undeniable tie between the homefront and battlefront, the tie between a soldier's duty and his family" -- Lesley J. Gordon

 
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