By Cecil D. Eby Jr.

The Civil battle diaries of David Hunter Strother, identified higher to his contemporaries as "Porte Crayon," chronicle his 3 years of provider within the Union military with an analogous cogency and eye for element that made him some of the most well known writers and illustrators in the United States in his time. A Virginian strongly against secession, Strother joined the Federal military as a civilian topographer in July of 1861 and used to be quickly commissioned, emerging finally to the rank of brigadier basic. He served below a succession of commanders, together with Generals Patterson, Banks, Pope, and McClellan, successful their admire in addition to their self assurance. First released via UNC Press in 1961, A Virginia Yankee within the Civil War is an interesting firsthand list of the clash and of the divided loyalties it produced that's extra enlivened by way of Strother's extraordinary humor and insight.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Virginia Yankee in the Civil War: The Diaries of David Hunter Strother PDF

Similar american history_1 books

Download e-book for kindle: Almost Pioneers: One Couple's Homesteading Adventure in the by John Fry,John J. Fry

Within the fall of 1913, Laura and Earle Smith, a tender Iowa couple, made the gutsy—some may say foolhardy—decision to home in Wyoming. There, they equipped their first condo, a declare shanty part dug out of the floor, hauled each drop in their water from a spring over a half-mile away, and fought off rattlesnakes and tedium every day.

The Power to Die: Slavery and Suicide in British North by Terri L. Snyder PDF

The historical past of slavery in early the United States is a background of suicide. On ships crossing the Atlantic, enslaved women and men refused to consume or leaped into the sea. They strangled or hanged themselves. They tore open their very own throats. In the United States, they jumped into rivers or out of home windows, or maybe bumped into burning constructions.

Download e-book for iPad: Ligonier (Images of America) by Daniel L. Replogle

Isaac Cavin, of Ligonier, Pennsylvania, traveled to Indiana in 1830. He again domestic and married Elizabeth Marker in 1834, they usually traveled jointly to northern Indiana. In may perhaps 1835, he deliberate a brand new city and named it Ligonier. He equipped his domestic a number of miles north of city and lived there for fifty two years.

Haunted Islands in the Gulf of Maine by Marcus LiBrizzi PDF

What's it approximately islands that lead them to excellent settings for ghost tales? probably it’s simply because an island is the right position to do away with a physique or bury treasure, or perhaps there’s a few fact to the lore than spirits can't trip over water. regardless of the case, with over 3,000 coastal islands, Maine has greater than its percentage of these which are haunted.

Extra info for A Virginia Yankee in the Civil War: The Diaries of David Hunter Strother

Sample text

Download PDF sample

A Virginia Yankee in the Civil War: The Diaries of David Hunter Strother by Cecil D. Eby Jr.


by Ronald
4.1

Rated 4.16 of 5 – based on 31 votes