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"Since 1863 Three Months in the Southern States has enjoyed a reputation as one of the finest of Civil War books."—Richard Harwell, in his introduction to Two Views of Gettysburg
Posted October 12, 2011
Col.Fremantle appears in the movie Gettysburg as the British Observer. Surprisingly he spends most of the book traveling from Galveston Texas to Gettysburg, where he only spends a week with Lee. It is interesting travelogue of the South during the war.
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Posted May 30, 2008
Lt Colonel Arthur Fremantle¿s account of his 3 ½ months in the Confederacy is surely one of the best first-person accounts by a foreign military observer of the War Between the States. In this brief time period Fremantle travel through all but 2 of the states of the Confederacy. During his travels he meets a virtual ¿Who¿s Who¿ of the Confederacy including all of the full Generals and numerous well known lesser generals, as well as President Davis, Secretary of State Benjamin and Secretary of War Sedden and several members of the Congress. While holding to the British abhorrence of slavery, Freemantle adopts the southern myth of the benevolence of slavery and returns to England an even more committed supporter of the south than when he first arrived. Most remarkable is his writing style, Fremantle is a superb observer of men and a gifted storyteller. Three Months in the Southern States, is a must read for any student of the war and a must have for a personal Civil War library.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 1, 2012
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