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[A] new landmark in Civil War historiography, one that no historian of the period can afford to ignore.
Journal of Southern History
The publication of Fighting for the Confederacy constitutes the most important addition to Confederate historiography in years.
Civil War History
Alexander's new memoirs are relaxed and engaging, lacking the self-importance that mars the memoirs of a good many soldiers.
This book is destined to become a classic. It is simply must reading.
Blue and Gray
Acknowledgments Introduction Editor's Note Chapter 1. Early Days Chapter 2. First Manassas or Bull Run Chapter 3. Fall & Winter after Bull Run Chapter 4. Seven Days Chapter 5. Second Manassas Campaign Chapter 6. Sharpsburg Campaign Chapter 7. The Fall of 1862
Chapter 8. The Battle of Fredericksburg Chapter 9. Winter after Fredericksburg Chapter 10. Battle of Chancellorsville Chapter 11. The Gettysburg Campaign Chapter 12. Chickamauga Chapter 13. Chattanooga & Knoxville Chapter 14. Spring of 1864
Chapter 15. Wilderness & Spottsylvania Chapter 16. North Anna & Drury's Bluff Chapter 17. Totopotomoy & Cold Harbor Chapter 18. Passage of James River Chapter 19. Siege of Petersburg Chapter 20. Fall of 1864
Chapter 21. Fall & Winter of 1864 & '65
Chapter 22. Appomattox Notes Index
1. Hogshead and platform
2. Hogs on "sawpit" timbers
3. Projectile with hole through long axis
4. Vicinity of First Manassas battlefield
5. Strategic situation prior to First Manassas
6. First issue Confederate flag
7. Army of Northern Virginia battle flag
8. Confederate flag with cross as union
9. Confederate flag surrounded by stars
10. Lt. Gen James Longstreet late in life
11. Peninsula of Virginia
12. Battlefield at Seven Pines
13. Battlefield at Mechanicsville
14. Battlefield at Gaines's Mill
15. Terrain at White Oak Swamp
16. Strategic situation on the Richmond-Petersburg front, 1862
17. Virginia and Maryland
18. Potomac River near Shepherdstown
19. Battlefield at Sharpsburg
20. Battlefield at Fredericksburg
75. General Lee's return to his lines after surrender
76. McLean House, Appomattox Court House
If a reader can read only one book about the Civil War, I recommend this book as the one. Alexander resigned his US Army commission, participated in and survived all the major campaigns with the Army of Northern Virginia, and knew personally almost all the major players in the Confederacy and many Union officers as well. Since he never intended his words for publication, he provides astonishingly direct and candid critiques of the major players, North and South. He skillfully provides high level strategic overviews and hand drawn maps as well as eyewitness, on the ground accounts of events, conversations, and attitudes. An amazing work by a primary source.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 17, 2012
One of the best civil war books that i have ever read. i recommend reading this book if you are a civil war buff. in one of his recollections he recalls using his telescope during a particular battle. It was absolutely astonishing. no doubt it had to be him. During the Civil War, E.P. Alexander was the "todays computer whiz-kid" with a cannon.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 19, 2009
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