*Illustrated with over 30 pictures of Civil War leaders and generals
*Includes Table of Contents
John Esten Cooke (November 3, 1830 – September 27, 1886) was an American novelist and poet best remembered today for his writing about the American Civil War, which he partially participated in.
In March and April 1862, Cooke served as an unpaid volunteer aide for Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart in the Confederate cavalry, but he worked his way up to major by the end of the war. By 1863, he was writing biographies, including one of the first popular biographies of Stonewall Jackson. He also published a novel on Jackson, Surry of Eagle's Nest (1866) as well as a biography of Robert E. Lee, officers that he had personally known.
This edition of Cooke’s Wearing of the Gray, which reflected his time in service, is renowned for its prose. It includes over 30 pictures of leaders and generals of the Civil War, as well as a Table of Contents for easier navigation.