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Memoirs of the Civil War, Memoirs of the Civil War, 0817356355, 0-8173-5635-5, 978-0-8173-5635-4, 9780817356354, , Seeing the Elephant, Memoirs of the Civil War, 081738507X, 0-8173-8507-X, 978-0-8173-8507-1, 9780817385071, , Seeing the Elephan

Memoirs of the Civil War
Between the Northern and Southern Sections of the United States of America 1861 to 1865
by William W. Chamberlaine
Edited by Robert E.L. Krick

Quality Paper
2010. 128 pp.
1 Illustration
Price:  $16.95 s
E Book
2010. 128 pp.
1 Illustration
Price:  $16.95 d

Contains much valuable information and engaging narrative passages

Memoirs of the Civil War, though relatively little known because of its rarity in the original edition, contains much valuable information and engaging narrative passages. A Virginian whose Confederate career included service in an infantry regiment early in the war, Chamberlaine’s most important military service was as a staff officer attached to Brigadier General Reuben Lindsay Walker, who commanded the Third Corps artillery in the Army of Northern Virginia.

Includes excellent material on the duties of staff officers, operation of Confederate conscription, and the role of artillery in Lee’s campaigns. He is especially eloquent and revealing about a number of famous battles: the Seven Days; Antietam, where Chamberlaine distinguished himself and was wounded; and the Wilderness, where he had a memorable encounter with Lee.
Robert E. L. Krick is a Richmond-based historian and author of Staff Officers in Gray: A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia and Fortieth Virginia Infantry.
Gary W. Gallagher is the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia and author of several books, including The Confederate War: How Popular Will, Nationalism, and Military Strategy Could Not Stave Off Defeat; Lee and His Generals in War and Memory; and Stephen Dodson Ramseur: Lee’s Gallant General.
“Unlike many artime memoirists, Chamberlaine chooses to remain relatively neutral in terms of events and characters . . . Chamberlaine’s account is well worth reading. His voice is unique, and he includes 'general remarks' at the end that reveal much about his views on the significance of the events he lived through.”
—Civil War Times
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