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Rebel at large : the diary of Confederate deserter Philip Van Buskirk

Author: Philip C Van Buskirk; B R Burg
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This diary, most unusual during the Civil War, contains little about military life. Early in the war Van Buskirk abandoned his regiment. He wrote of the suffering civilians endured at the hands of armies, and found time to chronicle his fascination with handsome young lads he encountered--providing modern readers a glimpse of class differences and sexual mores"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Diaries
History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Confederate
Named Person: Philip C Van Buskirk; Philip C Van Buskirk
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip C Van Buskirk; B R Burg
ISBN: 9780786442935 078644293X
OCLC Number: 368032642
Description: ix, 180 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The Civil War diary of Philip C. Van Buskirk. 1861-1862 --
1863 --
1864 --
1865.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by B.R. Burg.

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Early in the Civil War Van Buskirk abandoned his regiment, working as a schoolmaster, farm hand, and casual laborer. This title presents the suffering civilians endured at the hands of contending  Read more...

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