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I Rode with Stonewall
     

I Rode with Stonewall

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by Henry Kyd Douglas, Dick Estell (Read by)
 

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Stonewall Jackson depended on him; General Lee complimented him; Union soldiers admired him; and ladies adored him--this dashing, handsome, young Henry Kyd Douglas. He rode with Stonewall. He fought at the side of Ashby. He lived, joked and courted with Jeb Stuart.

From his meeting with John Brown, shortly before Harper's Ferry, through the long bitter years of the

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Stonewall Jackson depended on him; General Lee complimented him; Union soldiers admired him; and ladies adored him--this dashing, handsome, young Henry Kyd Douglas. He rode with Stonewall. He fought at the side of Ashby. He lived, joked and courted with Jeb Stuart.

From his meeting with John Brown, shortly before Harper's Ferry, through the long bitter years of the Civil War, he clung to the Southern cause. He fought its battles and endured its defeats. And he captured it all, in a resonant prose, in his diaries.

Douglas was born in 1840, became a laywer and was the youngest member of Stonewall Jackson's staff. At the close of the war he was in command of the Light Brigade. After the war he pratices law, rose to prominence in Maryland, and died in 1903.

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A new mine of information about the immortal Stonewall. . . . The most interesting memoir of the Confederacy that has come out in a long time.--H. J. Eckenrode in The Richmond Times-Dispatch

I have read many novels about the war between the states, and some histories; never that I can recall, have I read any narrative that gave me a keener sense of what it was like, day by day, in the army than does Henry Kyd Douglas's I Rode with Stonewall.--Lewis Gannett, New York Herald Tribune

A fortunate addition to the works on the Confederacy's loved general, and a particularly readable and invigorating picture of the times . . . a colorful account, full of the youngness, the rawness, and the bravery of the Southern army. . . . He has written as he lived and fought, earnestly, actively; and with an honest brand of romanticism.--Malcolm Bell, Jr., in The Savannah News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736614238
Publisher:
Books on Tape, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Edition description:
Unabridged

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The youngest member of Stonewall Jackson's staff during the Civil War, Henry Kyd Douglas later became a prominent figure in legal, political, and military circles of Maryland. He died in 1903.

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I Rode with Stonewall 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
GladiolusWitherspoon More than 1 year ago
This is absolutely one of the best non-fiction War Between the States book that you'll ever read!!!  I just wish I could find a hardback copy.
Virginian_by_Birth More than 1 year ago
This is the first-hand account of Henry Kyd Douglas who was on the staff of Stonewall Jackon until Stonewall was killed. He then served on several other general's staffs. A Marylander, he had Southern sympathies, and he watched his family's barn burn in the aftermath of the battles and skirmishes in the Antietam/Sharpsburg area. The book he wrote is based on the journals he kept while in the service; thus the first-hand account of his adventures in the Civil War. The book does not deal so much with the battles per se, but rather with the events surrounding them. It is an excellent companion volune to the lives of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee written by John Esten Cooke. Everyone interested in the American Civil War should have these three books in his collection.