The Resource A gunner in Lee's army: : the Civil War letters of Thomas Henry Carter, (ebook)

A gunner in Lee's army: : the Civil War letters of Thomas Henry Carter, (ebook)

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A gunner in Lee's army: : the Civil War letters of Thomas Henry Carter
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A gunner in Lee's army:
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the Civil War letters of Thomas Henry Carter
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eng
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In May 1861, Virginian Thomas Henry Carter (1831-1908) raised an artillery battery and joined the Confederate army. Over the next four years, he rose steadily in rank from captain to colonel, placing him among the senior artillerists in Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. During the war, Carter wrote more than 100 revealing letters to his wife, Susan, about his service. His interactions with prominent officers--including Lee, Jubal A. Early, John B. Gordon, Robert E. Rodes, and others--come to life in Carter's astute comments about their conduct and personalities. Combining insightful observations on military operations, particularly of the Battles of Antietam and Spotsylvania Court House and the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign, with revealing notes on the home front and the debate over the impressment and arming of slaves, Carter's letters are particularly interesting because his writing is not overly burdened by the rhetoric of the southern ruling class.Here, Graham Dozier offers the definitive edition of Carter's letters, meticulously transcribed and carefully annotated. This impressive collection provides a wealth of Carter's unvarnished opinions of the people and events that shaped his wartime experience, shedding new light on Lee's army and Confederate life in Virginia
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Midwest
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1831-1908
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Carter, Thomas Henry
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973.7/82092
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non fiction
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  • Dozier, Graham T.
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Civil War America
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  • Carter, Thomas Henry
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
  • Soldiers
  • United States
  • Carter, Susan Roy
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adult
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A gunner in Lee's army: : the Civil War letters of Thomas Henry Carter, (ebook)
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9781469618753
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11710146
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remote
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11710146
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MWT11710146
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A gunner in Lee's army: : the Civil War letters of Thomas Henry Carter, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469618753
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11710146
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11710146
System control number
MWT11710146
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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