This sale is for an original 1904 edition of " REMINISCENCES OF THE CIVIL WAR " by General John B. Gordon of the Confederate Army. YOU'LL LOVE THIS BOOK!!
It is one of the liveliest, most detailed, and most compelling first-person accounts of the War from the perspective of a Confederate officer. Twenty-nine years old at the outbreak of the conflict in 1861, Gordon responded to the call of the CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA by raising a company of infantry, the " RACCOON ROUGHS, " a mountaineer company of the 6TH ALABAMA REGIMENT. His rapid rise in the ranks began almost immediately and was unmatched in the Army of Northern Virginia. By the spring of 1864, he was a Major General and as Corps Commander was the leader of a third of ROBERT E. LEE's Army of Northern Virginia.
Spanning the period of Gordon's raising of troops in Alabama to his celebrated participation in the surrender ceremonies at Appomattox, this book is 473 pages of the heroic story of one who played an influential role in many of the Army of Northern Virginia's key actions. In this work, Gordon comments on battles at which he was not present in addition to those in which he played a role. His fighting in the WILDERNESS CAMPAIGN and in the Shenandoah Valley under J. Early in 1864 was particularly brilliant.The author comments on the performance of field commanders and common soldiers at First Bull Run, Antietam, the Peninsula, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, the Wilderness campaign, the Valley Campaign of 1864, the Petersburg Siege, and the Fall of Richmond. Gordon emerged from the Civil War as one of the South's most respected generals and, along with Nathan Bedford Forrest, became associated with the Ku Klux Klan. After the War, Gordon entered politics where he was elected to the U.
Senate three times and served as the Governor of Georgia from 1886 to 1890. Although the author was a Confederate officer, this book is his attempt at a fair and impartial analysis of the Great Rebellion with religious undertones. These reminiscences are considered among the finest written by a general officer. Published in 1904, this book is in GOOD CONDITION! For its age and especially to be 119 YEARS OLD!!!And firmly bound with NO TEARS! Or stray in text markings.
Its most notable imperfections are: the cloth spine has been glued down to the text block and the front interior hing has been reinforced with cloth tape for preservation. It measures 6 1/2" X 9" and is complete with 474 pages. The author's outstanding career, keen military insight, and enjoyable style make this a highly important work so.. GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!!
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