Detailed Minutiae of Soldier Life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865 cover

Detailed Minutiae of Soldier Life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865

Carlton McCarthy (1847-1936)

1. 01 – A Voice From the Ranks
2. 02 – The Outfit Modified
3. 03 – Romantic Ideas Dissipated
4. 04 – On The March
5. 05 – Cooking and Eating
6. 06 – Comforts, Conveniences, and Consolations
7. 07 – Fun and Fury on the Field
8. 08 – Improvised Infantry
9. 09 – “Brave Survivors” Homeward Bound
10. 10 – Soldiers Transformed
11. 11 – Camp Fires of the Boys in Gray
12. 12 – The Confederate Battle-Flag

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Summary

The author, who fought as a private in the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War, describes the Confederate soldier’s daily struggles with hunger, illness, fear, and the perils of combat; as well as his pride of service, love of comrades, and courage in the face of overwhelming odds