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By Lafayette McLaws,John C. Oeffinger

ISBN-10: 0807826901

ISBN-13: 9780807826904

ISBN-10: 1469614987

ISBN-13: 9781469614984

in the course of his carrier within the accomplice military, significant basic Lafayette McLaws (1821-1897) served lower than and along such well-known officials as Robert E. Lee, Joseph E. Johnston, James Longstreet, and John B. Hood. He performed an important position in one of the most the most important battles of the Civil battle, together with Harpers Ferry, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. regardless of this, no biography of McLaws or background of his department has ever been published.

A Soldier's General gathers ninety-five letters written by means of McLaws to his kin among 1858 and 1865, making those invaluable assets on hand to a large viewers for the 1st time. The letters, painstakingly transcribed from McLaws's notoriously terrible handwriting, include a wealth of opinion and knowledge approximately existence and morale within the accomplice military, Civil War-era politics, the Southern press, and the influence of conflict at the accomplice domestic entrance. one of the attention-grabbing threads the letters hint is the tale of McLaws's fractured dating with formative years good friend Longstreet, who had McLaws relieved of command in 1863.

John Oeffinger's huge advent sketches McLaws's lifestyles from his beginnings in Augusta, Georgia, via his early reports within the U.S. military, his marriage, his Civil battle exploits, and his postwar years.

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