This book is described as one of the best memoirs from the Civil War ever written. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Twenty years later, with a house full of young 'rebels' clustering around my knees and bumping about my elbows, he wrote the remarkable account of Co. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Yancy — I write only from memory, and this was a long time ago — took a strange and peculiar notion that the sun rose in the east and set in the west, and that the compass pointed north and south. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.
A Civil War classic, much-quoted and loved. Aytch, its common foot soldiers, its commanders, its Yankee enemies, its victories and defeats, and its ultimate surrender on April 26, 1865. Anyway, this was really interesting. There is not much told about other work experiences other than Sam working as a clerk in a local store until he enlisted with Company H of the First Tennessee Infantry in the year of 1861. As a result of this connection, I had high expectations for this memoir. The question was if to allow this move with slavery or not.
This first-person account of the war from the perspective of a Confederate soldier ranges from funny to heartbreaking. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. November 1, 1999 Company Aytch: Or a Side Show of the Big Show. As Watkins tells the reader repeatedly, he isn't trying to write a history, as there have been plenty of those already. Of the 120 original recruits in his company, Watkins was one of only seven to survive every one of its battles, from Shiloh to Nashville. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. It's short and to the point never bothering to paint the big picture but telling us more about the war than any multi-volume study has ever managed.
Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. This compromise weighed equality in the numbers of free states and slave states. Great Historical reference book for reenactors too. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. The Dutch had brought black slaves to the United States in early 17th century and from there, the use of slaves grew.
All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. This book provided a unique personal history of the Civil War. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Watkins wrote this collection of memories of his long war some twenty years after the fighting ended. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. It gives a unique look at the Civil War, from the perspective of the private soldier. My opinion is grossly biased because of my direct connection to the writer, but if you want vivid details from a common solider on the course of events of everyday life and even some uncommon insight into some of the most significant battles in American history then I strongly suggest you give this book a chance.
Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. By the 18th century, there were half a million in the country. He writes of memory and life as a private soldier. It appears that he tries to recollect at his best, the names of all he could, but explains that he does not write of the names he is unsure of, in order to keep correctness and credit to the places it was due, as he would not want to discredit any man. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. There were around 206,000 soldiers killed in battle, 337,000 died from disease, and the rest of the deaths were those who died as prisoners. Great memoir from any war this is a classic that has been widely quoted.
But those passages are relatively few and short, and the reader might even regard them as a welcome bit of the sensibilities of the period. And by the end, the horrors of war pressed upon Sam more than the glories. Used - Acceptable, Usually dispatched within 4-5 business days, A readable copy. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. He is known today for his memoir Company Aytch: Or, a Side Show of the Big Show, often heralded as one of the best primary sources about the common soldier's Civil War experience.
Watkins of Columbia, Tennessee, joined the First Tennessee Regiment, Company H, to fight for the Confederacy. For an unpracticed amateur author, Watkins does an extraordinary job in presenting his narration. Some historians articulate towards Watkins having insufficiency of precise facts and sometimes alteration or exaggeration on certain issues. I had to read it for school, but I ended up liking it a whole lot more than I thought I would. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. His recolections of combat are shocking and grotesque in their simplicity. Could anyone imagine being there and watching this happen first hand and not having the means to do anything to stop it? Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions.
A classic Civil War memoir, Co. I took these to be a reflection of Watkins' memory as he relived the increasing brutality of a war that grew more desperate as it progressed, but it's equally likely that this increasing incidence is due to overall changes in Watkins' outlook in the year he wrote his memoirs. I had never before considered the irony of Civil War soldiers dying from tornadoes in their camps, but of course it must have happened over the passage of four years in that part of our land. It was a battle about disagreements between the north and south states that took place all over the U. Used - Acceptable, Expédition sous 1 à 2 jours ouvrés, A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. I was certainly blown away by a lot of it.