The Resource A gunner in Lee's army : the Civil War letters of Thomas Henry Carter, edited by Graham T. Dozier

A gunner in Lee's army : the Civil War letters of Thomas Henry Carter, edited by Graham T. Dozier

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A gunner in Lee's army : the Civil War letters of Thomas Henry Carter
Title
A gunner in Lee's army
Title remainder
the Civil War letters of Thomas Henry Carter
Statement of responsibility
edited by Graham T. Dozier
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Language
eng
Summary
In May 1861, Virginian Thomas Henry Carter (1831-1908) raised an artillery battery and joined the Confederate army. Over the next four years, he rose steadily in rank from captain to colonel, placing him among the senior artillerists in Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. During the war, Carter wrote more than 100 revealing letters to his wife, Susan, about his service. His interactions with prominent officers -- including Lee, Jubal A. Early, John B. Gordon, Robert E. Rodes, and others -- come to life in Carter's astute comments about their conduct and personalities. Combining insightful observations on military operations, particularly of the Battles of Antietam and Spotsylvania Court House and the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign, with revealing notes on the home front and the debate over the impressment and arming of slaves, Carter's letters are particularly interesting because his writing is not overly burdened by the rhetoric of the southern ruling class. Here, Graham Dozier offers the definitive edition of Carter's letters, meticulously transcribed and carefully annotated. This impressive collection provides a wealth of Carter's unvarnished opinions of the people and events that shaped his wartime experience, shedding new light on Lee's army and Confederate life in Virginia. - Publisher
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DLC
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1831-1908
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carter, Thomas Henry
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
E605
LC item number
.C29 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dozier, Graham T.
Series statement
Civil War America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carter, Thomas Henry
  • Carter, Susan Roy
  • Confederate States of America
  • United States
  • United States
  • Soldiers
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A gunner in Lee's army : the Civil War letters of Thomas Henry Carter, edited by Graham T. Dozier
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life before the war -- 1861: 15 September-29 December 1861 -- From Northern Virginia to the Peninsula: 8 January-1 May 1862 -- To Maryland and back: 13 July-17 December 1862 -- Winter quarters: 20 January-25 June 1863 -- Guarding the Rapidan: 18 September-27 December 1863 -- From the Wilderness to the Valley: 17 March-31 December 1864 -- War's end: 1 January-7 March 1865 -- Life after the war
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 344 pages
Isbn
9781469618746
Isbn Type
(pbk : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014007433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)872654834
  • (OCoLC)ocn872654834
Label
A gunner in Lee's army : the Civil War letters of Thomas Henry Carter, edited by Graham T. Dozier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life before the war -- 1861: 15 September-29 December 1861 -- From Northern Virginia to the Peninsula: 8 January-1 May 1862 -- To Maryland and back: 13 July-17 December 1862 -- Winter quarters: 20 January-25 June 1863 -- Guarding the Rapidan: 18 September-27 December 1863 -- From the Wilderness to the Valley: 17 March-31 December 1864 -- War's end: 1 January-7 March 1865 -- Life after the war
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 344 pages
Isbn
9781469618746
Isbn Type
(pbk : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014007433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)872654834
  • (OCoLC)ocn872654834

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