Stuart and Jackson. 336 pp., cloth. Opie's delightful memoirs of army life compare in style to those of John Casler in the sense of being a light and enjoyable narrative. However, Opie had a more accurate eye for facts and unusual powers of recall, thereby creating an unusually good blend of humor and heroism. As a soldier, Opie took part in the major Virginia campaigns as well as raiding in West Virginia. He was at Sharpsburg and Gettysburg, and followed Early to the outskirts of Washington. He was later captured in the Shenandoah Valley and imprisoned at Elmira, New York, until the end of the war. Numerous illustrations are included, and Opie's sometimes opinionated accounts of crucial events combine with these to create a valuable story of one man's adventures and experiences in the Civil War.
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Book Description Morningside Bookshop, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. New hardcover book and dustjacket, still in shrinkwrap. 336 pp. Illustrated. Dark red cloth with gilt titles on spine and front cover. White jacket with red titles. The author served with Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley, West Virginia, and First Manassas. Professional bookseller for 20 years. Orders shipped daily in cardboard bookfolds. Bookseller Inventory # 59919
Book Description Morningside Bookshop, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110890290121