Review: AT THE RIGHT HAND OF LONG STREET by G. Moxley Sorrel

Matt’s Book Blog reviewed At the Right Hand of Long Street:  Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer by G. Moxley Sorrel for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge 2011.  Here’s an excerpt:

Sorrell wrote this memoir at the close of the 19th century, looking back on the high point of his life 35 years before. He admits he kept no war-time journal and was working from memory, without notes or other memoirs.  His intention was not to focus on battle tactics, not to re-tell the content of scores of other memoirs being published at the time, but to provide, in the words of the Lost Cause & Unreconstructed Confederate who wrote the introduction to the original edition,  “sketches, incidents, anecdotes, and … vivid portraitures and scenes.”

Read the full review.

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