Samuel Rush Watkins (1839 - 1901) was an American author and humorist. He is best known for his memoir of life as a soldier in the Confederate army, Co. Aytch or A Side Show of the Big Show (1882).
Co. Aytch: A Side Show of the Big Showby Samuel R. Watkins
Samuel Watkins is often featured and quoted in Ken Burns' landmark 1990/b>
First published in 1882, Samuel Watkins' Co. Aytch - A Sideshow of the Big Show is widely recognized as one of the most important Civil War memoirs. Written in a lively, engaging style, the book captures the pride, misery, glory, and horror experienced by the common foot soldier.
Samuel Watkins is often featured and quoted in Ken Burns' landmark 1990 documentary The Civil War.
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