Detailed Minutiae of Soldier Life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865

Carlton MCCARTHY (1847 - 1936)

The author, who fought as a private in the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War, describes the Confederate soldier’s daily struggles with hunger, illness, fear, and the perils of combat; as well as his pride of service, love of comrades, and courage in the face of overwhelming odds (summary by D. Leeson).

Genre(s): War & Military, Modern (19th C)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 A Voice from the Ranks David Leeson
00:22:09
Play 02 The Outfit Modified David Leeson
00:16:26
Play 03 Romantic Ideas Dissipated David Leeson
00:14:02
Play 04 On the March David Leeson
00:17:35
Play 05 Cooking and Eating David Leeson
00:22:29
Play 06 Comforts, Conveniences, and Consolations David Leeson
00:27:58
Play 07 Fun and Fury on the Field David Leeson
00:26:32
Play 08 Improvised Infantry David Leeson
00:53:27
Play 09 "Brave Survivors" Homeward Bound David Leeson
00:23:36
Play 10 Soldiers Transformed David Leeson
00:20:44
Play 11 Camp Fires of the Boys in Gray David Leeson
00:32:41
Play 12 The Battle Flag David Leeson
00:08:04