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A Virginia Yankee in the Civil War The diaries of David Hunter Strother, Eby, Cecil

Author Name    Eby, Cecil

Book Title   A Virginia Yankee in the Civil War The diaries of David Hunter Strother

Binding (hardback, paperback, etc.)   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good with no dust jacket

Edition   First Edition; First Impression

Publisher's Name    The University of North Carolina Press 1961

ISBN or ASIN Number    0807808202 / 9780807808207

Seller ID or SKU   57148

Red cloth cover has plastic archival portective cover. Some browning to endpapers. Clean bright text, tight binding. Looks as if never read. The Civil War diaries of David Hunter Strother, known better to his contemporaries as "Porte Crayon," chronicle his three years of service in the Union army with the same cogency and eye for detail that made him one of the most popular writers and illustrators in America in his time. A Virginian strongly opposed to secession, Strother joined the Federal army as a civilian topographer in July of 1861 and was soon commissioned, rising eventually to the rank of brigadier general. He served under a succession of commanders, including Generals Patterson, Banks, Pope, and McClellan, winning their respect as well as their confidence. First published by UNC Press in 1961, A Virginia Yankee in the Civil War is a fascinating firsthand record of the conflict and of the divided loyalties it produced that is further enlivened by Strother's remarkable humor and insight. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 294 pages

Price = 19.97 USD


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