Destruction and Reconstruction: Personal Experiences of the Late War


Published in 1879, this volume contains former Confederate General Richard Taylor's reminiscences of his personal experiences during the War Between the States.
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Destruction and Reconstruction: Personal Experiences of the Late War

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Published in 1879, this volume contains former Confederate General Richard Taylor's reminiscences of his personal experiences during the War Between the States.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781500314996
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/6/2014
  • Pages: 286
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Taylor, the only son of President Zachary Taylor, was born at his father’s plantation, Springfield, outside Louisville, Kentucky in 1826. He graduated from Yale in 1845, and spent most of the succeeding years in Mississippi and Louisiana, where he became a sugar planter and earned a reputation as politician, gentleman-scholar and raconteur. A delegate to the Democratic convention in 1860, he worked there to avert the disruption of the Northern and Southern wings.

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Table of Contents

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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