Campaigning with "Old Stonewall" : Confederate Captain Ujanirtus Allen's letters to his wife /
edited by Randall Allen and Keith S. Bohannon.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c1998.
xi, 282 p., [12] p. of plates : ill., plans, ports ; 24 cm.
0807122564 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c1998.
0807122564 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-271) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1999-02:
Among the more notable collections of Civil War soldiers' letters is this volume of the letters of Captain Ujanirtus Allen, 21st Georgia Infantry, composed for his wife Susie. Allen, who served both in the Shenandoah Valley and with the Army of Northern Virginia, mixed news from the front with instructions to whip disobedient slaves at home. Unable to prevent himself from offering sometimes harsh characterizations of his men and fellow officers, he remained confident of victory, only to die of wounds at Chancellorsville. An epilogue contains letters describing the captain's passing and revealing something of his reputation. The result offers a rich store of information about one man in his many roles as an officer, patriot, husband, father, and slave owner. Wisely keeping annotation to a minimum, the editors provide a roster of the men of Allen's company that sheds light on the soldiers' economic and family status. Upper-division undergraduates and above. B. D. Simpson; Arizona State University
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Table of Contents
Prologuep. 1
The Seat of Warp. 9
The Manassas Frontp. 24
Sudley Church Hospitalp. 61
Along the Rappahannockp. 76
The Shenandoah Valley Campaignp. 83
Gaines's Mill and Recovery at Richmondp. 108
Cedar Mountainp. 126
Second Manassasp. 147
Sharpsburg and Respite in the Valleyp. 158
Fredericksburg and Port Royalp. 186
From Hamilton's Crossing to Chancellorsvillep. 216
Epiloguep. 232
Roster of the Ben Hill Infantryp. 243
Bibliographyp. 269
Indexp. 273
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