Soldiering in the Army of Tennessee: A Portrait of Life in a Confederate Army

Soldiering in the Army of Tennessee: A Portrait of Life in a Confederate Army

Soldiering in the Army of Tennessee: A Portrait of Life in a Confederate Army

Soldiering in the Army of Tennessee: A Portrait of Life in a Confederate Army

Synopsis

In Soldiering in the Army of Tennessee Larry Daniel has given us a fascinating and important book on the rank and file Confederates who fought those battles.

Excerpt

In 1967 and 1974,Thomas L. Connelly published his two major volumes on the Army of Tennessee, Army of the Heartland and Autumn of Glory. in this work, Connelly accomplished for the western army what Douglas Southall Freeman did for the Army of Northern Virginia a generation earlier--a definitive command-level study. As yet untold, however, was the story of the army from the opposite view--the grass roots. This book was undertaken to show the perspective of the men in the ranks.

The starting point was Bell I. Wiley classic Life of Johnny Reb. This extensive study humanized the common soldier and told of the emotions of men in combat. Wiley used material from about three dozen soldiers in the Army of Tennessee, but, because of space limitations, only about a dozen were portrayed extensively. James I. Robertson's more recent Soldiers Blue and Gray serves as a sort of . . .

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