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I Rode with Stonewall
     

I Rode with Stonewall

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by Henry Kyd Douglas, Fletcher M. Green
 

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Here is one of the finest and most remarkable stories to come out of any war, written wholly firsthand from notes and diaries made on the battlefield. Henry Kyd Douglas was depended upon by Stonewall Jackson, admired by Union soldiers, and adored by women in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. During and shortly after the Civil War Douglas set down his

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Here is one of the finest and most remarkable stories to come out of any war, written wholly firsthand from notes and diaries made on the battlefield. Henry Kyd Douglas was depended upon by Stonewall Jackson, admired by Union soldiers, and adored by women in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. During and shortly after the Civil War Douglas set down his experiences of great men and great days in a resonant prose almost unique among soldiers and rare among writers.

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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:
9781469609928
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
08/01/2013
Pages:
414
Sales rank:
586,166
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

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.