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Voices from Company D : diaries by the Greensboro Guards, Fifth Alabama Infantry Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia /
edited by G. Ward Hubbs.
imprint
Athens : University of Georgia Press, c2003.
description
xx, 441 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0820325147 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Athens : University of Georgia Press, c2003.
isbn
0820325147 (hardcover : alk. paper)
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
5210570
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
G. Ward Hubbs is an assistant professor and archivist at Birmingham-Southern College
Reviews
Review Quotes
"This is the most extensive and valuable set of documents on a single Confederate company that I have ever seen."--George C. Rable, author ofFredericksburg! Fredericksburg!
"I know of nothing quite like this bookno comparable body of testimony from one Civil War company, North or South."--Gary W. Gallagher, author ofLee and His Army in Confederate History
"Taken together, Hubbs's books make important contributions to our understanding of both the region and the era."-- North Carolina Historical Review
"Taken together, Hubbs's books make important contributions to our understanding of both the region and the era."--North Carolina Historical Review
"The strength of the journal entries, and thus of the book, is their thoroughness and, due to the educational background of some of the diarists, their clarity. Careful editing of the work of multiple diarists makes the end result a wonderfully detailed company history in the participants' own words . . . A significant contribution to the study of the South, the Civil War, and the meaning and importance of community in historical context."-- Georgia Historical Quarterly
"The strength of the journal entries, and thus of the book, is their thoroughness and, due to the educational background of some of the diarists, their clarity. Careful editing of the work of multiple diarists makes the end result a wonderfully detailed company history in the participants' own words . . . A significant contribution to the study of the South, the Civil War, and the meaning and importance of community in historical context."--Georgia Historical Quarterly
"This is the most extensive and valuable set of documents on a single Confederate company that I have ever seen."--George C. Rable, author of Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!
"Voices from Company Dis an excellent and unique contribution to the personal histories of the soldiers of the Civil War."--Blue & Gray Magazine
"What is ingenious about G. Ward Hubbs's studies and really distinguishes them is that he places the main concern of the once new social historycommunityat the heart of his Civil-War saga."-- Florida Historical Quarterly
"What is ingenious about G. Ward Hubbs's studies and really distinguishes them is that he places the main concern of the once new social historycommunityat the heart of his Civil-War saga."--Florida Historical Quarterly
" Voices from Company D is an excellent and unique contribution to the personal histories of the soldiers of the Civil War."-- Blue & Gray Magazine
"G. Ward Hubb's two volumes . . . are fascinating testaments to the meaning of community in the Deep South. . . . Whether examined separately or in tandem, both works make a significant contribution to the study of the South, the Civil War, and the meaning and importance of community in historical context."--Georgia Historical Quarterly
"I know of nothing quite like this bookno comparable body of testimony from one Civil War company, North or South."--Gary W. Gallagher, author of Lee and His Army in Confederate History
"G. Ward Hubb's two volumes . . . are fascinating testaments to the meaning of community in the Deep South. . . . Whether examined separately or in tandem, both works make a significant contribution to the study of the South, the Civil War, and the meaning and importance of community in historical context."-- Georgia Historical Quarterly
"[An] excellent pair of companion volumes . . . Together these two books provide interesting concepts and useful resources that should be of value and interest to scholars of the Civil War and the South."-- Alabama Review
"[An] excellent pair of companion volumes . . . Together these two books provide interesting concepts and useful resources that should be of value and interest to scholars of the Civil War and the South."--Alabama Review
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Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
An unprecedented contribution to the field of Civil War history, Voices from Company D collects writings from the diaries of eight members of the Greensboro Guards, Fifth Alabama Infantry Regiment. Woven into a single chronological narrative, these writings provide a unique perspective not only on many of the war's battles and campaigns but also on aspects of life and culture in the nineteenth-century South, including friendship and kinship, duty and honor, and commitment and sacrifice.As part of the Army of Northern Virginia, the Guards marched under Stonewall Jackson and Jubal Early and fought throughout the war in such battles as Seven Pines, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania, and finally Petersburg, where all but one of the Guards were captured. While their diaries impart a wealth of information about these and other critical military engagements, they also convey the full range of the wartime experience: from terror to boredom, pride to regret, victory to defeat. About the execution of a deserter, one Greensboro Guard writes, "Sad & heart-sickening scene! I felt the moment after the volley was fired, an indescribable & mixed sensation of sickness & horror at the sight."Readers will find singular descriptions of the towns and countryside the men saw, of battlefields and camps, of civilians caught in the path of the war. The diarists also commented on politics, religion, the home front, the presence of slaves alongside the troops, prices and inflation, troop morale, and leisure activities from reading to gambling. Voices from Company D is a companion volume to Guarding Greensboro, also by G. Ward Hubbs. Together the books tell a fascinating story of the Guards andtheir hometown, from the unit's first muster in the early 1820s through the postwar era.
Main Description
An unprecedented contribution to the field of Civil War history, Voices from Company D collects writings from the diaries of eight members of the Greensboro Guards, Fifth Alabama Infantry Regiment. Woven into a single chronological narrative, these writings provide a unique perspective not only on many of the war's battles and campaigns but also on aspects of life and culture in the nineteenth-century South, including friendship and kinship, duty and honor, and commitment and sacrifice. As part of the Army of Northern Virginia, the Guards marched under Stonewall Jackson and Jubal Early and fought throughout the war in such battles as Seven Pines, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania, and finally Petersburg, where all but one of the Guards were captured. Readers will find singular descriptions of the towns and countryside the men saw, of battlefields and camps, of civilians caught in the path of the war. The diarists also commented on such topics as politics, religion, the home front, the presence of slaves alongside the troops, prices and inflation, troop morale, and leisure activities from reading to gambling. While the diaries impart a wealth of information about critical military engagements, they also convey the full range of the wartime experience: from terror to boredom, pride to regret, victory to defeat.
Main Description
An unprecedented contribution to the field of Civil War history,Voices from Company Dcollects writings from the diaries of eight members of the Greensboro Guards, Fifth Alabama Infantry Regiment. Woven into a single chronological narrative, these writings provide a unique perspective not only on many of the war's battles and campaigns but also on aspects of life and culture in the nineteenth-century South, including friendship and kinship, duty and honor, and commitment and sacrifice.As part of the Army of Northern Virginia, the Guards marched under Stonewall Jackson and Jubal Early and fought throughout the war in such battles as Seven Pines, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania, and finally Petersburg, where all but one of the Guards were captured.Readers will find singular descriptions of the towns and countryside the men saw, of battlefields and camps, of civilians caught in the path of the war. The diarists also commented on such topics as politics, religion, the home front, the presence of slaves alongside the troops, prices and inflation, troop morale, and leisure activities from reading to gambling. While the diaries impart a wealth of information about critical military engagements, they also convey the full range of the wartime experience: from terror to boredom, pride to regret, victory to defeat.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Woven into a single chronological narrative, this collection of writings from the diaries of eight members of the Greensboro Guards, presents a useful insight into not just the battles and campaigns but on many aspects of life and culture in the 19th century South, including friendship and honour.
Table of Contents
The Diaristsp. ix
A Note from the Editorp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
The Diaries: "A record of events transpiring in the Campaign of the Greensboro Guards, 5th Regt Ala Vols"p. 1
1861p. 3
1862p. 75
1863p. 130
1864p. 209
1865p. 339
Biographical Dictionaryp. 393
Indexp. 427
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