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Detailed Minutiae of Soldier Life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865

Detailed Minutiae of Soldier Life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865 by Carlton McCarthy
By: (1847-1936)

The author, who fought as a private in the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War, describes the Confederate soldier’s daily struggles with hunger, illness, fear, and the perils of combat; as well as his pride of service, love of comrades, and courage in the face of overwhelming odds

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[Illustration: See page 106.]

DETAILED MINUTIÆ

OF

SOLDIER LIFE

IN THE

ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA

1861 1865

BY

CARLTON MCCARTHY

PRIVATE SECOND COMPANY RICHMOND HOWITZERS, CUTSHAW'S BATTALION ARTILLERY, SECOND CORPS, A.N.V.

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS

BY

WM. L. SHEPPARD, Esq.

LIEUTENANT SECOND COMPANY RICHMOND HOWITZERS, A.N.V.

RICHMOND CARLTON MCCARTHY AND COMPANY 1882

Copyright, 1882, BY CARLTON McCARTHY.

The Riverside Press, Cambridge : Printed by H.O. Houghton and Company.

To

THE MEMORY OF MY BROTHER,

EDWARD STEVENS McCARTHY,

CAPTAIN FIRST COMPANY RICHMOND HOWITZERS:

WHO FELL AT COLD HARBOR,

June 4, 1864 ,

A CONFEDERATE SOLDIER.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. PAGE A VOICE FROM THE RANKS 1

CHAPTER II.

THE OUTFIT MODIFIED 16

CHAPTER III.

ROMANTIC IDEAS DISSIPATED 29

CHAPTER IV.

ON THE MARCH 41

CHAPTER V... Continue reading book >>


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