Georgia Sharpshooter

Georgia Sharpshooter

by George Jr. Montgomery, William R. Montgomery


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ISBN-13: 9780865545724
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Publication date: 08/01/1997
Series: Civil War Georgia Series
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

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Georgia Sharpshooter 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
TheLastConfederate More than 1 year ago
I bought this book in hopes of obtaining information about Lt. Montgomery's activities during the two weeks prior to Gettysburg. There is very very little in the book about that. After reading it, I liked the lieutenant, who shared my opinion of Braxton Bragg (poor) and Joe Johnston (the ultimate retreater). The weakness is in the editing. Obviously, the first part of the "diary" was written by a Union soldier. I conclude that Lt. Montgomery picked it up on some 1863 battlefield and superimposed his thoughts. If the editor realized this, he did not comment on it other than to mention that the first part of the diary was written in another hand than that of Lt. Montgomery. The book fails to identify many of the men and women to or of whom he wrote. While some editors comment too much, this editor does very little to put the letters in context. Lt. Montgomery was in Wofford's Brigade of McLaws' Division. The recommended book contains the letters of a private in Semmes' Brigade of the same division.