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Soldiering in the Army of Tennessee : a portrait of life in a Confederate army / Larry J. Daniel.

By: Daniel, Larry J, 1947-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1991Description: xvi, 231 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0807820040; 9780807820049.Subject(s): Confederate States of America. Army of Tennessee | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories | Confederate States of America Army of Tennessee | United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Regimental historiesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Soldiering in the Army of Tennessee.; Online version:: Soldiering in the Army of Tennessee.DDC classification: 973.7/468 Other classification: 15.85 | 15.00 | 89.80
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-221) and index.

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Daniel examines the Civil War from the perspective of the common soldier in the chief Confederate army in the West. Observers and historians have labeled soldiers in the Army of Tennessee rowdier, less literate, and tougher individual fighters than their comrades in the Army of Northern Virginia. Daniel's examination of innumerable letters and diaries of enlisted men and junior officers confirms these assertions. The Army of Tennessee had many soldiers from the pro-Union eastern part of Tennessee. When this factor combined with frequent command changes and the lack of any substantial victory (except Chickamauga in September 1863), they prevented the army from focusing on one objective or commander, as Lee's army could do in the East. Daniel's book is a fascinating catalog of life in the Army of Tennessee. Although it lacks the elegance of Bell I. Wiley's Life of Johnny Reb (1962), or the originality of Richard M. McMurry's Two Great Rebel Armies (CH, Jun'89), Daniel's book is an important contribution to understanding common soliders in the Western Confederacy and the passions that drove them to fight. All levels.-E. K. Eckert, St. Bonaventure University

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