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At the Right Hand of Longstreet Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer by G. Moxley Sorrel, Peter S. Carmichael
  

At the Right Hand of Longstreet Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer

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At the Right Hand of Longstreet Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer by G. Moxley Sorrel, Peter S. Carmichael

As a young man in Georgia, G. Moxley Sorrel enlisted in a cavalry unit even before the Civil War erupted, so eager was he to serve his home state. During the war, as an aide-de-camp on Brigadier General James Longstreet's staff he fought in many battles, including those at Chickamauga and Chattanooga. He was at Longstreet's side when Longstreet was struck down in 1864. Sorrel's rough jottings from memory provide vivid and detailed descriptions of many of the war's chief participants and events. His military career was cut short when he was shot in the lungs at Hatcher's Run. Although he survived, the war ended before he could return to duty. In his declining years he wrote, For my part, when the time comes to cross the river like the others, I shall be found asking at the gates above, `Where is the Army of Northern Virginia? For there I make my camp.'

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Longstreet was then a most striking figure, about forty years of age, a soldier every inch, and very handsome, tall and well proportioned, strong and active, a superb horseman and with an unsurpassed soldierly bearing, his features and expression fairly matched; eyes, glint steel blue, deep and piercing. -G. Moxley Sorrel * G. Moxley Sorrel *


About the Author

Introducer Peter Carmichael, a professor of history at Western Carolina University, is the author of Lee's Young Artillerist: William R. J. Pegram.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st February 1999

Author

G. Moxley Sorrel, Peter S. Carmichael

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Publisher

Bison Books an imprint of University of Nebraska Press

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Biography: historical, political & military

ISBN

9780803292673

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