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    regulations for the army if the confederate states 1863, one of the most daring of men ,(the life of confederate general william tatum wofford by gerald j. smith ) one of cleburne's command the civil war reminiscences and diary of catp. samuel t foster Granbury's texas brigade partisan life with col.john s. mosby & major john scott biographical sketche's of gen. pat cleburne and gen t.c. hindman first in last out the capitol guards arkansas brigade in the civil war from blue to gray life of CSA gen. camdmus m. wilcox.inside the csa government the diary of robert garlick hill kean... pat cleburne by brigadier general banner pace purdue howell and elizabeth purdue... cleburne and his command Capt. Irving A Buck.....
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    Biography of Ulysses Grant

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    Working on completing "The Last Cavaliers" By Samuel Carter III, a cool old read for people whom are interested in Civil War Cavalry History. Hopefully I can move onto "The Man Who Saved The Union", a Biography of Ulysses S. Grant by H.W. Brands.
    I am currently reading The Biography of Grant... Man It's an excellent must read!
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    It is similar to McPherson's Battle Cry of Freedom but three volumes and sympathetic to Southern folks.
    Of coarse It's sympathetic to the southern folk. Their economy tanked and the civilians had taken the hardest hit. It was a gruesome campaign that Sherman had set forward with. It could had been dealt with another way towards the end with rail supplies cut off, etc, but Lincoln needed that re-election and cost so many more lives that could had been saved.

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    Grant and Twain.

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    Gettysburg Campaign Study Guide VOL 1 by Rea Andrew Redd

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    Gettysburg Campaign Study Guide VOL 1 by Rea Andrew Redd
    Studying to be a battlefield guide?



    I'm reading "Diary of Battle" The personal Journals of Colonel Charles S. Wainwright. It can be mundane at times, lots of camp life details and very good insight into the day-to-day politics of the Army of the Potomac and leadership. For the serious student its great and seems to be quite the gem. Wainwright never published them. He apparently kept the journals to help with his own recollection and they weren't published until after 100 years after the family sold them, apparently knowing the value. He flat out states that he expects nobody else to ever read them. He's an artillery officer. IMO if you're into artillery and ever trying to put yourself there then it's a stellar read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poorlaggedman View Post
    Studying to be a battlefield guide?



    I'm reading "Diary of Battle" The personal Journals of Colonel Charles S. Wainwright. It can be mundane at times, lots of camp life details and very good insight into the day-to-day politics of the Army of the Potomac and leadership. For the serious student its great and seems to be quite the gem. Wainwright never published them. He apparently kept the journals to help with his own recollection and they weren't published until after 100 years after the family sold them, apparently knowing the value. He flat out states that he expects nobody else to ever read them. He's an artillery officer. IMO if you're into artillery and ever trying to put yourself there then it's a stellar read.
    I'm looking forward to the day that I become one - but still some ways off. The work you referenced by wainwright sounds very interesting indeed, even more intriguing that he chose not to publish them. Relics such as his personal diary can go for thousands to the right bidder. Was outbid recently on the original 31st Virginia Regiment Gettysburg Muster Roll... I wonder how much Wainwright's family sold them for...

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    Read Killer Angels not too long ago. Reading Gods and Generals now

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogofspades View Post
    Was outbid recently on the original 31st Virginia Regiment Gettysburg Muster Roll... I wonder how much Wainwright's family sold them for...
    It bugs me a fair amount when certain historical items fall into personal hands and access is restricted. The diary is good but it still cuts what he thinks isn't interesting out. Also the writer who purchased and wrote the book is getting big negative marks from me. He has a lot to say between excerpts, I've started skimming through those parts. He drips bias over everything and does things like matter-of-a-fact states Meade, McClellan failed or refused to follow up Antietam or Gettysburg. I'm a big fan of the public domain and not so much other people's dogma anymore. If not original scans of items then the transcripts. It's just messed up to leave invaluable historic documents locked away or only publishing parts. It's the sickest thing about so-called historians I've became familiar with. Historical Societies are the absolute worst. People who donate their collections to them are fools.


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