By Cecil D. Eby Jr.

The Civil battle diaries of David Hunter Strother, recognized greater to his contemporaries as "Porte Crayon," chronicle his 3 years of carrier within the Union military with a similar cogency and eye for aspect that made him essentially the most well known writers and illustrators in the United States in his time. A Virginian strongly against secession, Strother joined the Federal military as a civilian topographer in July of 1861 and used to be quickly commissioned, emerging finally to the rank of brigadier common. He served below a succession of commanders, together with Generals Patterson, Banks, Pope, and McClellan, successful their admire in addition to their self belief. First released via UNC Press in 1961, A Virginia Yankee within the Civil War is an engaging firsthand list of the clash and of the divided loyalties it produced that's additional enlivened via Strother's extraordinary humor and insight.

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