Title: THE WAR BETWEEN THE UNION AND THE ...
Publisher: New York: Neale Co.
Publication Date: 1905
Book Condition: Very Good
Full title: THE WAR BETWEEN THE UNION AND THE CONFEDERACY AND ITS LOST OPPORTUNITIES, WITH A HISTORY OF THE 15TH ALABAMA REGIMENT AND THE FORTY-EIGHT BATTLES IN WHICH IT WAS ENGAGED. BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE AU AUTHOR’S EXPERIENCES IN THE GREATEST CONFLICT OF MODERN TIMES; A JUSTIFICATION OF SECESSION, AND SHOWING THAT THE CONFEDERACY SHOULD HAVE SUCCEEDED; A CRITICISM OF PRESIDENT DAVIS, THE CONFEDERATE CONGRESS AND SOME OF THE GENERAL OFFICERS OF THE CONFEDERATE AND UNION ARMIES; PRAISE OF LINE OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS IN THE RANKS FOR THEIR HEROISM AND PATRIOTISM, AND INCLUDING THE AUTHOR’S OBSERATIONS AND EXPERIENCE AS BRIGADIER-GENERAL IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND SPAIN, BY WILLIAM C. OATES. New York: Neale Co., 1905. 808pp. First edition, with full complement of plates. Original cloth, some staining and moderate edgewear, still very good for this book which is rarely found in acceptable condition. KRICK, NEALE BOOKS 357: ‘One of the more interesting and important Confederate memoirs. Oates saw a substantial portion of the war and did not hesitate to report in an opinionated and detailed fashion. The portions of the book which stray from eyewitness reporting into secondary ramblings are less than reliable – but when Oates writes of what he saw himself, it is well worth reading. The Gettysburg segment is particularly significant. A marvelous roster covering every company of the 15th Alabama is one of the volume’s highlights. There are also brief sketches of each company in the 4th, 44th and 48th Alabama, and listing of company-level officers.’ NEVINS I, 139: ‘An opinionated but generally reliable commentary on life in the Army of Northern Virginia; written by the Colonel of the 15th Alabama.’ DORNBUSCH II, 53. NICHOLSON p.613. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-15402439452
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