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Posted January 29, 2011
Andrew Jackson Brown, Confederate Soldier is a diary kept by the 17 year old young man from the time he enlisted in the Mississippi infantry regiment until the War Between the States is over. In telling the war as it happened to him personally, he writes matter-of-fact information, tries not to complain, and attempts to present happenings in his regiment very factually. So, when he tells of someone who is executed for desertion (Stand or sit on his casket, and then shot), it leaves a very stark reaction; the amount of time they spent marching from one place to another; when the general kept them in reserve until it was too late to help affect the outcome of the battle of Vicksburg;
When his commanding officer, helping to load a cannon, is shot through the chest with a cannon ball (Gen Tlighman). These were things he experienced when a very young man. He does not write often about feelings, but one cannot help but sense some of the horror of those battles.
You will not be able to put it down until you have read it all. It is a new approach to a very old subject.