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Lone Star Confederate : a gallant and good soldier of the 5th Texas Infantry /
edited by George Skoch & Mark W. Perkins ; foreword by Robert K. Krick.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, c2003.
description
xxii, 163 p. : maps.
ISBN
1585442380 (cloth : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, c2003.
isbn
1585442380 (cloth : alk. paper)
contents note
Enlistment -- Yorktown -- Seven Pines -- Joining Jackson -- The Seven Days battles -- "Camp Thunder and Lightning" -- Road to Manassas -- Second Manassas -- Recovery -- Letters & other writings -- Muster roll entries for Robert Campbell.
catalogue key
4787805
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Fascinated with the Civil War since childhood, George Skoch studied history at Kent State University, has written and collaborated on several books and articles, and has served as coeditor of Blue & Gray magazine Mark W. Perkins holds degrees from the University of Akron and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is a member of the Kent Civil War Society and a Civil War reenactment group which portrays the 5th Texas Infantry, Company A
Reviews
Review Quotes
�Robert Campbell�s memoir will take its place near the fore front of those written by members of the famous Texas Brigade of the Army of Northern Virginia. This 5th Texas veteran wields a pen with skill and an attention to details that make his story a pleasure to read.�--D. Scott Hartwig, author, historian
"Robert Campbell's memoir will take its place near the fore front of those written by members of the famous Texas Brigade of the Army of Northern Virginia. This 5th Texas veteran wields a pen with skill and an attention to details that make his story a pleasure to read."--D. Scott Hartwig, author, historian
"Robert Campbell's memoir will take its place near the fore front of those written by members of the famous Texas Brigade of the Army of Northern Virginia. This 5th Texas veteran wields a pen with skill and an attention to details that make his story a pleasure to read."-- D. Scott Hartwig, author, historian
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Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
Only eighteen when he marched off to war, young Confederate Robert Campbell already possessed the keen, perceptive eye of a seasoned journalist. After fighting with the 5th Texas Infantry Regiment in the famed Hood's Texas Brigade, where he held the dubious distinction of being the most wounded man, Campbell recorded the first months of his service for the benefit of future generations. Now George Skoch and Mark W. Perkins bring Campbell's eyewitness accounts from the frontline to the public in Lone Star Confederate, a telling glimpse into a Johnny Reb's life. Campbell's tale begins with his introduction to the unit in Virginia and continues until his furlough home after he suffers a serious battle wound at Second Manassas. He praises Southern women who cared for soldiers along the railroad line from Richmond to Montgomery and recalls eating ten ears of green corn after three days of short rations and a hard day of fighting. The terrible conditions of battle--eating and sleeping too little, marching and drilling too much, cleaning weapons and standing watch in the rain and cold--are vividly real under Campbell's pen, which also praises Lee, Jackson, and other Confederate officers. Skoch and Perkins have supplemented the record of Campbell's wartime service with his letters written during and after the war. His remarkable firsthand account of life in the 5th Texas will find a permanent niche in the literature of the Civil War.
Main Description
Only eighteen years old when he marched off to war, young Confederate Robert Campbell already possessed the keen, perceptive eye of a seasoned journalist. After fighting with the 5th Texas Infantry Regiment in the famed Hood's Texas Brigade, Campbell recorded the first months of his service for the benefit of future generations of his family. Now editors George Skoch and Mark W. Perkins bring Campbell's riveting eyewitness accounts from the frontline to the public in Lone Star Confederate: A Gallant and Good Soldier of the 5th Texas Infantry, a lively and telling glimpse into a Johnny Reb's life. This young Confederate's tale of battle begins with his introduction to the unit in Virginia and continues through to his furlough home after he suffers a serious battle wound at Second Manassas. Among the thousands who served in what arguably was the most renowned combat unit in the Southern army, Hood's Texas Brigade, Campbell holds the dubious distinction of being the most wounded man, sustaining six wounds during the course of the war. Campbell praises Southern women who cared for soldiers along the railroad line from Richmond to Montgomery and recalls eating ten ears of green corn after three days of short rations and a hard day of fighting. He recounts falling asleep on picket duty despite the fear of punishment by death, and describes being under cannon fire and suffering a painful leg injury. The terrible conditions of battle--eating and sleeping too little, marching and drilling too much, cleaning weapons and standing watch in the rain and cold--are vividly real under Campbell's pen, which also praises his leaders, Lee, Jackson, and other Confederate officers. Skoch and Perkins have supplemented the record of Campbell's wartime service with his letters written during and after the war. His remarkable firsthand account of life in the 5th Texas will find a permanent niche in the literature of the Civil War.
Table of Contents
List of Mapsp. VI
Forewordp. VII
Prefacep. XI
Introductionp. XV
Enlistmentp. 3
Yorktownp. 8
Seven Pinesp. 18
Joining Jacksonp. 25
The Seven Days Battlesp. 33
"Camp Thunder and Lightning"p. 50
Road to Manassasp. 54
Second Manassasp. 64
Recoveryp. 79
Letters and Other Writingsp. 93
Muster Roll Entries for Robert Campbellp. 117
Notesp. 119
Bibliographyp. 153
Indexp. 159
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