A Rebel's Recollections

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This memoir is a nostalgic and often amusing collection of essays based on the author's experiences during the War Between the States. Eggleston describes life in Virginia before the war, offers glowing assessments of the men who made up the Confederate army, satirizes the Confederacy's finances and its army's red tape, and recollects the war's end. He provides compelling portraits of his heroes from the war, lavishing praise on Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and especially J.E.B. Stuart.

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Originally published in 1875, George Cary Eggleston's memoir, which proved immensely popular among readers throughout the country, is a nostalgic, often amusing collection of essays based on the author's Civil War experiences. Eggleston describes life in Virginia before the war, offers glowing assessments of the men who filled the Rebel ranks and the women who stood behind them, satirizes the Confederacy's finances and its army's red tape, and recollects the war's end. He also provides compelling portraits of his heroes, lavishing praise on Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and especially Jeb Stuart. By 1905, A Rebel's Recollections had run through four editions, suggesting how well it reflected the mood of the nation, which by then wanted to forget angry sectionalism and glorify the soldiers of both sides in an idealized view of the war. In this latest edition, Gaines M. Foster provides a new introduction, deftly placing Eggleston's memoir in the context of recent historiography.

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George Cary Eggleston was born in Vevay, Indiana on November 26, 1839. His older brother, Edward Eggleston, was also a well-known author. When the boys were still young, their father passed away, leaving their mother to raise four children on her own. After graduating from high school, Eggleston attended Indiana State University for a year, but at the age of seventeen, he inherited a plantation in Virginia - an event which dramatically changed the course of his life. He attended college at Richmond and became involved in the social and intellectual circles in the South. When the War Between the States began, he joined the Confederate Army, and the present work, which first appeared as a series of essays in the Atlantic magazine, was written to recount his experiences as a soldier in the war. Eggleston also wrote many more memoirs and novels before his death in New York City on April 14, 1911 at the age of 71.

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