WILLIAM ANDREW FLETCHER    Book Number: 86257    Product format: Paperback

The memoirs of a Confederate soldier written at the time in April 1861 when war was declared between the Union and the Confederacy in America. When the news came, it made W. A. Fletcher nervous as he was working and didn't want to miss the chance to enlist. Reaching an agreement, he began his journey the following day. Two years later on the third day at Gettysburg, Fletcher recalls how he became temporarily afflicted with a 'bad case of cowardly horror' following the order to prepare to charge. But he could also be a restless man and was brave to a fault, frequently seeking permission for dangerous raids or patrols in the lulls between battles. Wounded on several occasions, he became incapacitated for further infantry service, and was transferred to the cavalry, where he would serve for the rest of the war. It was during this time that he was taken prisoner by Union troops, and his account of his capture and the formation and execution of his escape plan is worthy of a classic thriller. His straightforward prose is punctuated by unexpected philosophising on Rockefeller's wealth, the kindness of strangers, beehives and an old negro man who had hidden several horses in the hope that the Yankees would not find them. Packed with extraordinary detail, well written and fascinating on General Lee, Colonel Jackson and the war from this soldier's experience. 210pp in paperback reprint of the 1908 original.
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ISBN 9781911445142
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A very good and reliable version of the civil war
from Anonymous on 07/01/2020
A great read and so much historical detail. Better than many books I have read, more of a biography contains much detail that I was unaware of.