By Lafayette McLaws,John C. Oeffinger
A Soldier's General gathers ninety-five letters written by way of McLaws to his family members among 1858 and 1865, making those worthy assets to be had to a large viewers for the 1st time. The letters, painstakingly transcribed from McLaws's notoriously negative handwriting, include a wealth of opinion and knowledge approximately existence and morale within the accomplice military, Civil War-era politics, the Southern press, and the effect of conflict at the accomplice domestic entrance. one of the interesting threads the letters hint is the tale of McLaws's fractured courting with adolescence good friend Longstreet, who had McLaws relieved of command in 1863.
John Oeffinger's broad creation sketches McLaws's lifestyles from his beginnings in Augusta, Georgia, via his early stories within the U.S. military, his marriage, his Civil battle exploits, and his postwar years.
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A Soldier's General: The Civil War Letters of Major General Lafayette McLaws (Civil War America) by Lafayette McLaws,John C. Oeffinger