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The Resource A soldier's general : the Civil War letters of Major General Lafayette McLaws, (electronic resource)

A soldier's general : the Civil War letters of Major General Lafayette McLaws, (electronic resource)

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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
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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. Despite this, no biography of McLaws or history of his division has ever been published.A Soldier's General gathers ninety-five letters written by McLaws to his family between 1858 and 1865, making these valuable resources 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 Southern press, and the impact of war on the Confederate home front. Among the fascinating threads the letters trace is the story of McLaws's fractured relationship with childhood friend Longstreet, who had McLaws relieved of command in 1863. John Oeffinger's extensive introduction sketches McLaws's life from his beginnings in Augusta, Georgia, through his early experiences in the U.S. Army, his marriage, his Civil War exploits, and his postwar years
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Midwest
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1821-1897
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McLaws, Lafayette
Dewey number
  • 973.7/42/092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Oeffinger, John C
  • hoopla digital
Series statement
Civil War America
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  • McLaws, Lafayette
  • Confederate States of America
  • Generals
  • Electronic books
  • Generals
  • Generals
  • United States
  • United States
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adult
Label
A soldier's general : the Civil War letters of Major General Lafayette McLaws, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807860472
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11711261
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11711261
System control number
(MWT)MWT11711261
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A soldier's general : the Civil War letters of Major General Lafayette McLaws, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807860472
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11711261
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11711261
System control number
(MWT)MWT11711261
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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