The Life of Johnny Reb: The Common Soldier of the Confederacy

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LSU Press, 1978 - 444 pages
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Wiley offers a rare but complete portrait of the ordinary soldier of the Confederacy during the Civil War, via extensive research of letters, newspaper stories, official records, and excerpts from diary entries.
 

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User Review  - Fredrick - Goodreads

Examines what the life of a common Confederate soldier would have been like. Much has been written aabout the generals but little of the men ib the ranks. Read full review

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First published in 1943, this is a classic text that dispels many of the myths and legends about the soldiers of the confederacy and reveals their lives during the war as revealed by letters, journals ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
11
BAPTISM OF FIRE
23
Confederate Works in Front of Atlanta
30
BESETTING SINS
36
A Tar Heels Sketch of Rebel Winter Quarters
64
HEROES AND COWARDS
68
BAD BEEF AND CORNBREAD
90
A Rabbit in a Confederate Camp
96
CONSOLATIONS OF THE SPIRIT
174
DEAR FOLKS
192
Prayer in Stonewall Jacksons Camp
194
KICKING OVER THE TRACES
217
The Missouri Army Argus
222
Letter Written on Captured Stationery
232
THE DEADLIEST
244
Homemade Envelope
248

FROM FINERY TO TATTERS
108
Southern Women Making Clothes for the Soldiers
110
TRIALS OF SOUL
123
Dead Confederate Sharpshooter at the Devils Den Gettysburg
136
BREAKING THE MONOTONY
151
Camp Theatrical Programs
152
THE GENTLER SENTIMENTS
270
MUZZLE LOADERS AND MAKESHIFTS
286
BLUE BELLIES AND BELOVED ENEMIES
308
WHAT MANNER OF
322
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
421
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