Chronicles the odyssey of a dozen backwoods Confederate soldiers from their recruitment through their hasty training to the horrors of their fiercest battles--Antietam, Gettysburg, and Richmond
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Douglas C. Jones was a three-time winner of the Western Writers of America's Golden Spur Award, as well as the recipient of their Owen Wister Award of Lifetime Achievement. A native of Arkansas, Jones died in 1998.Review:
"One of the best Civil War novels I have read."
-James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom and bestselling author of Tried By War
"[Douglas C.] Jones writes about some of the most haunting men in the history of the American South-the dirt-farm infantry of the Confederate Army... The strength and heart of The Barefoot Brigade lies in small events, individual antagonisms, boredom, waiting, slogging, hunger. One senses the men's growing mutual dependence, a reflection of the families they have left behind, the cement that holds the Confederate Army together."
-The New York Times
"Jones' new Civil War novel strives for a close-up, life-sized evocation of the conflict as it follows the men of a self-formed squad within the Thirteenth Arkansas Infantry Regiment... this is sturdy, above-average Civil War fiction- strong on unromanticized detail and day-to-day grit."
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Book Description Henry Holt & Company, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0030004349