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The life of Johnny Reb : the common soldier of the Confederacy /
Bell Irvin Wiley.
imprint
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 1978.
description
444 p., [14] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0807104752 (pbk.) 0807104779
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imprint
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 1978.
isbn
0807104752 (pbk.) 0807104779
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
3057170
 
Bibliography: p. [419]-426.
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Summaries
Back Cover Copy
When Bell Irvin Wiley's composite portrait of the rank-and-file Confederate soldier was published in 1943, it was enthusiastically recevied by professional historians and general readers alike. A half century later, the book still is regarded as one of the best available accounts of the ordinary citizens who made up the Confederate army. The Life of Johnny Reb is not about the battles and skirmishes fought by the Confederate foot soldier. Rather, it is an intimate history of the soldier's daily life-the songs he sang, the foods he ate, the hopes and fears he experienced, the reasons he fought. Wiley examined countless letters, diaries, newspaper accounts, and official records in constructing this frequently poignant, sometimes humorous account of the life of Johnny Reb.
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Wiley offers a rare but complete portrait of the ordinary soldier of the Confederacy during the Civil War, via extensive research of letters, newspaper stories, official records, and excerpts from diary entries.

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