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Lee's Aide-de-Camp

Charles Marshall, Frederick Maurice (Editor), Gary W. Gallagher (Introduction)

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ISBN 10: 0803282621 / ISBN 13: 9780803282629
Published by Bison Books, 2000
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Title: Lee's Aide-de-Camp

Publisher: Bison Books

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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Charles Marshall was appointed aide-de-camp to Robert E. Lee on 21 March 1862, and from then until the surrender, he stood at the general’s side. A military secretary, he compiled a remarkable, intimate account of the day-to-day wartime experience of the Confederacy’s most celebrated--and enigmatic--military figure.

Marshall’s papers are of three sorts: those intended for a projected life of Lee, those intended for an account of the campaign at Gettysburg, and notes on events of the war. Collected here, these papers provide a unique firsthand look at Lee’s generalship—from the most complete account ever given of the fateful orders issued to Jeb Stuart at Gettysburg, to the only testimony from a Southern witness of the scene in McLean’s house at Appomattox.

Marshall’s commentary addresses some of the war’s more intriguing questions: Whose idea was it to fight the second Manassas? What caused Jackson’s delays in the Battles of the Seven Days? Who devised the flank march around Hooker at Chancellorsville? This book’s insights into Robert E. Lee and his military strategy and its close-up report on the Confederacy’s war qualify it as an indispensable part of America’s historical record.

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Frederick Maurice was a British army officer and author who had a particular interest in the American Civil War. Gary W. Gallagher is John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia and the author or editor of numerous books, including Lee the Soldier, also available in a Bison Books edition.

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