In The Army Of Northern Virginia 1861 - 1865 By Carlton McCarthy Private Second Company Richmond Howitzers , Cutshaw's Battalion Artillery , Second Corps , A. Lieutenant Second Company Richmond Howitzers , A. Published by Carlton McCarthy And Company Richmond (Virginia).
(a second edition appeared in 1888) Hardcover. 4.75" x 7" , (4) + 224 Pages. 136 Years Old Written by a Confederate soldier , and published in Richmond , Virginia. The Civil War comes to life through the eyes of someone who actually lived it. The author, Carlton McCarthy (1847 - 1936) served, as did also the illustrator William L.This fascinating book is still regarded as one of the best personal narratives of life in the Civil War , written by a private soldier in the Confederacy. Numerous Illustrations Both Full-page and In-text. Includes a color plate showing the Confederate Battle Flag. This flag is also known as the " rebel flag ", " Dixie flag ", and " Southern cross ", and sometimes as the " Stars and Bars ". Written from a Southerner's point of view , there is text concerning the author's thoughts on African Americans (blacks , negroes , former slaves) which would be considered controversial, at least, today. There are illustrations which depict African Americans of the time in a less-than-complimentary light. The illustrations show Confederate soldiers in every-day life during the war , and include General Robert E.
From the beginning of the American Civil War in 1861, to the days following the surrender at Appomattox in 1865, Carlton McCarthy draws the reader into the world of the common Confederate soldier. With rich and vivid details of the military camps , marches , skirmishes and battles , his personal stories and anecdotes bring to life what it was like to be a soldier in the Army of Northern Virginia during that long brutal war. As a young man, McCarthy fought with local units before finally enlisting with the 2nd Company, Richmond Howitzer's Artillery Unit in 1864. He captures their day-to-day life, as well as their triumphs and tragedies, with both heart wrenching honesty and with the healthy dose of humor that enabled them all to bear the long years of hardship and deprivation.
There are chapters on camp life in the South , cooking and eating , Confederate uniforms , adventures in the field , infantry soldiers improvising in difficult conditions , the Battle Flag of the Confederacy , etc. Written with a homespun tone and descriptions of how Confederate soldiers walked, ate, fought, spoke, and what they wore and carried. It re-creates the genuine feel of Confederate soldier life. This book has an accuracy and richness that could only come from a man who was actually there. The Army of Northern Virginia was the primary military force of the Confederate States of America in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War.It was also the primary command structure of the Department of Northern Virginia. It was most often arrayed against the Union Army of the Potomac. Later, author Carlton McCarthy authored several books, and even became the mayor of Richmond , Virginia. Some general binding wear, a little fraying at the spine extremities. The binding is otherwise in good condition. [see the photos] The hinges are tight. All other pages are present. A few pages have just slight wear at the outer edge. The pages and illustration plates are otherwise clean and in good condition. William Ludwell Sheppard Birth August 31, 1833 at Richmond, Richmond City , Virginia Died March 26, 1912 at Richmond, Richmond City , Virginia Burial at Hollywood Cemetery , Richmond, Richmond City , Virginia A prolific illustrator , painter , sculptor , and watercolorist , who studied in New York and Paris.
During the Civil War Sheppard was a second-lieutenant of the Richmond Howitzers and worked with the Topographical Engineering Department of the Army of Northern Virginia. He married Sallie McCaw on December 15, 1864 in Richmond. Early in his career he was known for designing tobacco labels , but achieved more notice for his drawings and paintings of Confederate soldiers. He continued to portray as his primary subject post-war life in Virginia. His work was published in Harper's Weekly, Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, and included in several books, including Henry Watterson's Oddities in Southern Life and Character and McCarthy's Detailed Minutiae Of Soldier Life.After the war he studied sculpting and at least three monuments by him may be found in Richmond today, including one paying tribute to the Richmond Howitzers at Park Avenue and Harrison Street. The item "1884 Confederate Army Life Northern Virginia American Civil War Slavery Negro" is in sale since Monday, June 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "rickl711" and is located in Coventry, Rhode Island.
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