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While most memoirs recall the horrors of war, this one doesn't. Although the good doctor who wrote them had doubtless seen much blood and gore, it is not his purpose here to conjure back such memories. Instead, he concentrates on the humorous incidents that happened in the Confederate army; his description of slackers and hypochondriacs and how he dealt with them are sure to bring a smile. Civil War humor is often neglected as we look at the great tragedy that it indeed was. That humor could be found in the midst of horror is indeed a tribute to the human spirit, as these memoirs reveal. Nothing from the original has been altered, but in some cases explanations of the more difficult dialect or archaic terms are added by the editor. This book was re-formatted August 18, 2014 and an Appendix was added giving the history of the 18th Mississippi Infantry, of which the author was a member.
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THE AUTHOR Ferdinand Eugene Daniel was born July 18, 1839, in Virginia. He was living near Jackson, Mississippi when joined Company K, (Burt Rifles) 18th Mississippi Infantry in 1861. About a year later, he was taken out of the infantry and appointed a surgeon for the Confederate army. He moved to Texas after the war where he practiced medicine and edited several medical journals. He died May 14, 1914 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Travis County, near Austin.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1519796617