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EGGLESTONS SOUTHERN SOLDIER STORIES, Annotated. George Cary Eggleston

EGGLESTONS SOUTHERN SOLDIER STORIES, Annotated.

George Cary Eggleston

Published August 14th 2012
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Kindle Edition
158 pages
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 About the Book 

George Cary Eggleston was brought up in the North, but after his parents died he inherited an Amelia County plantation in Virginia when he was seventeen years old. Affectionately welcomed by his Virginia relatives, he became a steadfast and dedicatedMoreGeorge Cary Eggleston was brought up in the North, but after his parents died he inherited an Amelia County plantation in Virginia when he was seventeen years old. Affectionately welcomed by his Virginia relatives, he became a steadfast and dedicated adopted Virginian. Eggleston called this book stories, because, as his original introduction instructs us, some of the stories were passed down from his friends. Many of Egglestons “mini-sketches of the war are intensely local, giving us the familiar place names of Virginia and South Carolina. These accounts illustrate great compassion for the pain and distress of the soldiers of both sides, but also of the men and women whose disrupted civilian lives were caught up in the great conflict. He tells of women serving in combat roles with both the armies, and of the collision of soldiers with the needs of civilians in war-torn areas. In addition to his enlightening accounts and fast-moving writing style, what is so appealing about Eggleston is the noticeably sincere and likable approach he takes to his work as a storyteller. Not many writers from the War Between the States can match Eggleston for wit that is funny even to this day. Egglestons narratives bring a fresh propinquity and vibrant detail to the study of the War Between the States that all readers can appreciate.