This book compiles the letters and Civil War diary of William Lyne Wilson, a confederate soldier whose writings are essentially are essentially a history of the War, from the John Brown incident through several major campaigns up to Appomattox.
Andrews presents the drama of the Civil War as seen through the eyes of reporters’ own diaries, dispatches, and printed news stories.
A unique pairing of husband and wife diaries written during the Civil War, offering in-depth accounts of life both at home and on the battlefield. Notes by the editor enlighten many of the issues that the couple grappled with during this tumultuous time.
A thorough investigation of the factors that led to the breakup of the Old Dominion and the emergence of the new state of West Virginia during the Civil War.