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Posted August 19, 2010
Skipping down fantasy lane
Although not uncommon among personal memoirs of the War Between the States, the author, onetime member of JEB Stuart's staff because of his clerical abilities, manages to paint an even more that usual optimistic picture of the Confederacy contrary to most contemporary accounts, letters, and diaries.including:
The women never waivered in their support of the soldiers or the cause. Ignoring thousands of documented letters from wives begging their husbands to desert.
Virtually all males immediately joined the army, then why the need for a military draft?
There was very little lack of necessities in the confederacy.
Slaves were happy in their circumstances because of their benevolent owners, a
not uncommon theme in many southern memoirs.
Eggelston is especially vitriolic in his criticism of President Jefferson Davis which may explain why A Rebel's Recollections, was not on the list of approved books by the United Confederate Veterans not the Daughters of the Confederacy because by the time of it first publishing Davis had achieved martyrdom in the eyes of most southerners.
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