Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer (Civil War Library)

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1905. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXIV Longstreet's Return--Farewell To Lee Return of Longstreet--Am promoted brigadier-general--Parting with the First Corps--Report to A. P. Hill and Mahone--Sketches--Assume command of brigade of Georgians--its staff--Drill and exercises--Laying out a camp--General Lee's encouragement--Want of field officers--Captain H. H. Perry--Mahone's bread ovens-- Christmas, 1864--Sherman's march in Georgia--Grant's Virginia strategy--Our division moves out in bitter cold-- Demonstration on our extreme right against the railroad--Brigade forms line--No close firing--Enemy rejoins his main command--Received a slight wound--The return to camp--Its bad condition in our absence--Valuable boots burnt in bivouac--In February again ordered out to right-- Serious collision with enemy in force at Hatcher's Run-- General Pegram killed--Am shot in lung and borne from the field--Moved to Richmond and thence to Colonel Watts's, in southwest Virginia for convalescence--My recovery--Marriage of Doctor Sorrel--At Lynchburg-- Hear of Lee's surrender--Take to the mountains--Again at Colonel Watts's--Hunter and Crook--Homeward bound--Lady Godiva--Farewell to Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia. It was in October, our corps (two divisions) being on the north side, that we had the happiness of welcoming our chief back to his command. His right arm was quite paralyzed and useless. He had taught himself to write legibly and easily with his left. Following the advice of his doctor, he was forever pulling at the disabled arm to bring back its life and action. He succeeded, for, though never strong, its use was partially restored in later years and his pen went back to it. I was with him but a few days. My commission as brigadier-general came unexpectedly, a note from my friend Burton Ha...

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