Destruction And Reconstruction

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A Southern officer's war

This is a valuable Civil War memoir from a regimental officer of the Army of the Confederacy. Its author, Richard Taylor has taken a well rounded view of his experiences relating them against the events of the opening phases of the war to his military life on campaign during the Peninsula and Valley Campaigns through to Berwick's Bay, the Red River and the closing operations of the armed conflict. As a Southerner Taylor had to experience the hardships of...

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Overview

A Southern officer's war

This is a valuable Civil War memoir from a regimental officer of the Army of the Confederacy. Its author, Richard Taylor has taken a well rounded view of his experiences relating them against the events of the opening phases of the war to his military life on campaign during the Peninsula and Valley Campaigns through to Berwick's Bay, the Red River and the closing operations of the armed conflict. As a Southerner Taylor had to experience the hardships of occupation and reconstruction under Johnson and Grant and his book provides interesting perspectives on this period immediately following the cessation of hostilities. The Leonaur edition is available in soft cover and cloth bound hard cover with dust jacket, head and tail bands and gold foil lettering to the spine-a credit to the bibliophile's library!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781846778865
  • Publisher: Oakpast
  • Publication date: 11/22/2009
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Author's Preface
Ch. I Secession 1
Ch. II First Scenes of the War 7
Ch. III After Manassas 14
Ch. IV Opening of the Peninsular Campaign 24
Ch. V The Valley Campaign 36
Ch. VI "The Seven Days around Richmond" 80
Ch. VII The District of Louisiana 97
Ch. VIII Operations in Louisiana and on the Mississippi 110
Ch. IX Attacked by the Federals - Attempt to Relieve Vicksburg - Capture of Berwick's Bay 129
Ch. X Movement to the Red River - Campaign against Banks 149
Ch. XI Escape of Banks and Porter 179
Ch. XII East of the Mississippi 200
Ch. XIII Closing Operations of the War - Surrender 226
Ch. XIV Criticisms and Reflections 236
Ch. XV Reconstruction under Johnson 246
Ch. XVI Reconstruction under Grant 264
Ch. XVII Conclusion 277
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