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Author Carter, Thomas Henry, 1831-1908.

Title A gunner in Lee's army: the Civil War letters of Thomas Henry Carter [Hoopla electronic resource] / Thomas Henry Carter.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 46 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by Joe Barrett, Lloyd James.
Summary In May 1861, Virginian Thomas Henry Carter raised an artillery battery and joined the Confederate Army. Over the next four years, he rose steadily in rank from captain to colonel, placing him among the senior artillerists in Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. During the war, Carter wrote more than one hundred revealing letters to his wife, Susan, about his service. His interactions with prominent officers-including Lee, Jubal A. Early, John B. Gordon, Robert E. Rodes, and others-come to life in Carter's astute comments about their conduct and personalities. Combining insightful observations on military operations, particularly of the Battles of Antietam and Spotsylvania Court House and the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign, with revealing notes on the home front and the debate over the impressment and arming of slaves, Carter's letters are particularly interesting because his writing is not overly burdened by the rhetoric of the southern ruling class. Here, Graham Dozier offers the definitive edition of Carter's letters, meticulously transcribed and carefully annotated. This impressive collection brings to light Carter's unvarnished opinions of the people and events that shaped his wartime experience, shedding new light on Lee's army and Confederate life in Virginia.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Carter, Thomas Henry, 1831-1908 -- Correspondence.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate.
Confederate States of America. Army -- Officers -- Correspondence.
Soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- Correspondence. -- Sound recordings.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Artillery operations, Confederate.
Carter, Susan Roy, 1834-1902 -- Correspondence.
Added Author Barrett, Joe. Narrator.
James, Lloyd.
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ISBN 9781483017730 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1483017737 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11186043
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