Confederate Letters and Diaries, 1861-1865
Walbrook Davis Swank
BURD STREET Press, May 1, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 197 pages
Confederate Letters and Diaries brings to modern readers many interesting, fascinating writings of Confederate soldiers. Colonel Swank has included numerous eyewitness, and often heart rending accounts of battlefield scenes, hardships faced in camp, on the march, or in prison-this collection even includes a diary of a Virginia cavalryman held in a Federal military prison. The words of those soldiers from Dixie bring their turbulent years strikingly alive.
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A Letters and Diary of a Confederate Prisoner of War
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