The Resource A soldier's general : the Civil War letters of Major General Lafayette McLaws, edited by John C. Oeffinger

A soldier's general : the Civil War letters of Major General Lafayette McLaws, edited by John C. Oeffinger

Label
A soldier's general : the Civil War letters of Major General Lafayette McLaws
Title
A soldier's general
Title remainder
the Civil War letters of Major General Lafayette McLaws
Statement of responsibility
edited by John C. Oeffinger
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "During his service in the Confederate army, Major General Lafayette McLaws (1821-1897) served under and alongside such famous officers as Robert E. Lee, Joseph E. Johnston, James Longstreet, and John B. Hood. He played a significant role in some of the most crucial battles of the Civil War, including Harpers Ferry, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. A prolific letter writer, McLaws left behind a wealth of handwritten material documenting his experiences before and during the war. Despite all this, no biography of McLaws or history of his division has ever been published. In effect, says John Oeffinger, the public has all but forgotten one of the first major generals appointed in the Army of Northern Virginia."
  • "A Soldier's General gathers ninety-five letters written by McLaws to his wife and other family members between 1858 and 1865, making these rich sources available to a wide audience for the first time. The letters, painstakingly transcribed from McLaws's notoriously poor handwriting, contain a wealth of opinion and information about life and morale in the Confederate army, Civil War-era politics, the impact of war on the Confederate home front, the Southern press, and a man's efforts to advise and remain connected with his wife and children while engaged in a distant conflict
  • Among the fascinating threads woven through the letters is the story of McLaws's fractured relationship with childhood friend Longstreet, who had McLaws relieved of command in 1863. (McLaws ultimately demanded a court-martial to restore his honor.)"--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1821-1897
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McLaws, Lafayette
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
E467.1.M3744
LC item number
M36 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Oeffinger, John C
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McLaws, Lafayette
  • McLaws, Lafayette
  • Confederate States of America
  • Confederate States of America
  • American Civil War
  • Generals
  • Generals
  • Generals
  • Generals
  • Military campaigns
  • Amerikaanse burgeroorlog
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
A soldier's general : the Civil War letters of Major General Lafayette McLaws, edited by John C. Oeffinger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Antebellum army -- 1861: For the crisis of our existence Is now approaching -- 1862: The Bayard of the peninsula -- 1863: I consider him a humbug -- 1864: I demanded a court-martial -- 1865: What will we do? My dear wife, let me know your views -- Appendix: Letters received from J.B. Hood and N.A. Davis -- Bibliography
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 299 pages
Isbn
9780807826904
Lccn
2001054203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48383482
  • (OCoLC)ocm48383482
Label
A soldier's general : the Civil War letters of Major General Lafayette McLaws, edited by John C. Oeffinger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Antebellum army -- 1861: For the crisis of our existence Is now approaching -- 1862: The Bayard of the peninsula -- 1863: I consider him a humbug -- 1864: I demanded a court-martial -- 1865: What will we do? My dear wife, let me know your views -- Appendix: Letters received from J.B. Hood and N.A. Davis -- Bibliography
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 299 pages
Isbn
9780807826904
Lccn
2001054203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48383482
  • (OCoLC)ocm48383482

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