Memoirs of the Rebellion on the Border, 1863 (Paperback)
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Memoirs of the Rebellion on the Border, 1863 (Paperback)

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Paperback 458 Pages / Published: 01/08/1993
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'The best and most accurate first-person account of the long-overlooked western border war of 1863...[It] contributes to a richer understanding of the Civil War by establishing links between developments in the trans-Mississippi and events in the East' - Phillip T. Tucker. In 1863 the news of Northern victories at Gettysburg and Vicksbury made the outcome of the Civil War clear to young Wiley Britton, who was fighting for the Union with the Sixth Kansas Cavalry. But there was still hell to pay before anyone could go home. Nowhere else was the war so brutal as on the borders of Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and the Indian territory, where bush whackers and guerrilas dogged the heels of men going into battle.Always just ahead was the artillery fire of the Confederates. Trying to do his job and stay alive, private Britton wrote about engagements at Pea Ridge, Prairie Grove, Cane Hill, and elsewhere. "Memoirs of the Rebellion on the Border, 1863" supplies a personal dimension unavailable to later historians, describing at firsthand the look of the countryside, the plight of its citizens, and, most poignantly, the faces and voices of comrades marching into history. Britton survived the war and went on to publish this book in 1882, as well as seven others before his death in 1930. In his introduction, Phillip T. Tucker considers the political and strategic importance of the trans-Mississippi theater. He is the author of "The South's Finest: The First Confederate Brigade from Pea Ridge to Vicksburg".

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803261099
Number of pages: 458
Weight: 481 g
Dimensions: 204 x 134 x 25 mm


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"The best and most accurate first-person account of the long-overlooked western border war of 1863. . . . [It] contributes to a richer understanding of the Civil War by establishing links between developments in the trans-Mississippi and events in the East."--Phillip T. Tucker--Phillip T. Tucker
?The best and most accurate first-person account of the long-overlooked western border war of 1863. . . . [It contributes to a richer understanding of the Civil War by establishing links between developments in the trans-Mississippi and events in the East. Phillip T. Tucker--Phillip T. Tucker

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