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A Fit Representation of Pandemonium: East Tennessee Confederate Soldiers in the Campaign for Vicksburg

TAYLOR, William T.

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ISBN 10: 0881460346 / ISBN 13: 9780881460346
Published by Mercer University Press, Macon, GA, 2008
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Title: A Fit Representation of Pandemonium: East ...

Publisher: Mercer University Press, Macon, GA

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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In many ways, this is very much a common soldier's story. What makes it uncommon, however, is the origin of the men fighting to defend Confederate interests at Vicksburg in 1862 and 1863. These East Tennesseans have never had a voice, since it was the victors from their section of the state who wrote the histories. Their service at Vicksburg was primarily as infantrymen, but some participated as cavalry scouts, others as artillerymen. These men experienced unrelenting bombardment and sharpshooter fire in the trenches around Fortress Vicksburg, or stood picket, or participated with valor in battles at Chickasaw Bayou, Baker's Creek, or desperate sorties in the dead of night between the lines. Using a number of letters home, reminiscences, records, and diaries kept during the long hours in the hot and filthy ?ditches?, a story emerges of sacrifice and adaptability, of boredom and submission to inevitability. They fought valiantly for Mississippians who often despised and belittled them.

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Guillermo D. Taylor nacio en Costa Rica, y recibio su educacion en Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala y los Estados Unidos de America. Se caso con Yvonne Christine DeAcutis y son padres de tres hijos adultos nacidos en Guatemala. Es graduado del Instituto Biblico Moody, la Universidad del Norte Texas, el Seminario Teologico de Dallas y la Universidad de Texas en Austin. Posee los titulos de B.A., Th.M. y Ph.D. Fue profesor por 17 anos en el Seminario Teologico Centroamericano de Guatemala, y confundador de la iglesia El Centro Biblico el Camino en esa misma ciudad. Autor y redactor de varios libros, viaja por todo el mundo promoviendo el movimiento misionero global.

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