Detailed Minutiae of Soldier Life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865 (Collector's Library of the Civil War)
by McCarthy, Carlton
Carlton McCarthy, a private in the Army of Northern Virginia, describes the not-always-regular rations, various improvisations in clothing and weaponry, campfire entertainments, the jaunty spirits and the endless maneuvering of the men in gray. Real but forgotten faces are glimpsed momentarily in famous battles, and the tramp of feet on the way to Appomattox is heard. Detailed Minutiae of Soldier Life does for the Confederate side what John Billings's Hardtack and Coffee, also a Bison Book, does for the Northern. David Donald wrote in the New York Herald Tribune that McCarthy's book, too, was "as fresh, as amusing, and as revealing" as the day it was first published in 1882. Original pubisher's insert laid in. An exceptional copy. Time Life Books, 1982. Near Fine/No Jacket. (Inventory #: 2195011)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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