"Stonewall Jackson's WLay: A Sketch of the Life and Services of Major John A. Harman," is the only known extended work devoted to the life of Jackson's notoriously profane and proficient quartermaster, written by his friend and assistant quartermaster, Major Alexander M. Garber. Few original copies survive today, and those reside with only a handful of libraries and collectors worldwide.
The book provides a rare look at one of the Civil War's most notable (and neglected) characters from the viewpoint of one who knew and worked with him. It takes the reader from Harman's early life in Staunton, Virginia, to the many bloody battles in which he served, and finally to his sad and untimely death at his home in Staunton. Garber is not ungenerous with detail about the military campaigns in which both Harman and Jackson participated, nor - in the style typical of so-called Lost Cause writings - is he in the least apologetic about the South's bid for independence.
Added to this new edition is a foreword by Charles Culbertson and chapter notes.