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Lee's adjutant : the wartime letters of Colonel Walter Herron Taylor, 1862-1865 / edited by R. Lockwood Tower with John S. Belmont.

By: Taylor, Walter Herron, 1838-1916.
Contributor(s): Tower, R. Lockwood | Belmont, John S.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, c1995Description: xv, 343 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1570030219; 9781570030215.Subject(s): Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns -- Sources | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns -- Sources | Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 -- Friends and associates | Taylor, Walter Herron, 1838-1916 -- Correspondence | Soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- Correspondence | Lee, Robert E. Friends and associates | Soldiers Correspondence Confederate States of America | Taylor, Walter Herron Correspondence | United States History Campaigns Sources Civil War, 1861-1865 | Virginia History Campaigns Sources Civil War, 1861-1865DDC classification: 973.7/3/092 Other classification: 15.85 | 15.87 | 7,26
Contents:
Introduction: biographical sketch of Walter Herron Taylor, 1838-1916 -- Lee takes the offensive: May 1862 to August 1863 -- Campaigning along the Rapidan: October to December 1863 -- In camp at Orange: January to May 1864 -- The wilderness to the crater: May to August 1864 -- Stalemate at Petersburg: August to December 1864 -- Edge Hill to Appomattox: January to March 1865.
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E470.2 .T28 1995 (Browse shelf) Available 0000001886597

Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-315) and index.

Introduction: biographical sketch of Walter Herron Taylor, 1838-1916 -- Lee takes the offensive: May 1862 to August 1863 -- Campaigning along the Rapidan: October to December 1863 -- In camp at Orange: January to May 1864 -- The wilderness to the crater: May to August 1864 -- Stalemate at Petersburg: August to December 1864 -- Edge Hill to Appomattox: January to March 1865.

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Library Journal Review

Throughout the Civil War, no one was closer to Gen. Robert E. Lee than his aide and adjutant general Col. Walter H. Taylor. Like most participants in that dreadful conflict, Taylor was a prolific letter writer. The letters in this volume, which include Taylor's description of the third day of Gettysburg-worth reading if only for its historical inaccuracies-were edited by Tower (also editor of A Carolinian Goes to War, Univ. of South Carolina Pr., 1992), who also provides a biographical sketch of their author. Despite Taylor's proximity to General Lee and his many responsibilities as adjutant general, his letters don't reveal intimate details of Lee's headquarters. He is free with his descriptions of battles and his opinions of the Northern enemy, but readers looking for more detailed knowledge of Lee and his life will be disappointed. On the whole, an optional purchase.-Robert A. Curtis, Taylor Memorial P.L., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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