General Edward Porter Alexander at First Bull Run: Account of the Battle From his Memoirs download free [PDF and Ebook] by Edward Porter Alexander

General Edward Porter Alexander at First Bull Run: Account of the Battle From his Memoirs download free [PDF and Ebook] by Edward Porter Alexander year 2015
  • Book name: General Edward Porter Alexander at First Bull Run: Account of the Battle From his Memoirs
  • Author: Edward Porter Alexander
  • Release date: 2015/12/4
  • Publisher: CREATESPACE INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING PLATFORM
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History Of The Americas
  • ISBN: 9781519503398
  • Rating: 9.23 of 10
  • Votes: 402
  • Review by: Giancarlo Lafleur
  • Review rating: 9.01 of 10
  • Review Date: 2019/1/26
  • Total pages: 36
  • Includes a PDF summary of 4 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In the narrative of the Civil War, Edward Porter Alexander has loomed larger in death than in life. Just 25 years old when the war broke out, Porter Alexander had already served as an engineer and officer in the U.S. Army, but the native Georgian resigned his commission in May 1861 and joined the Confederacy after his home state seceded. Porter Alexander would continue to serve under Longstreet's corps for most of the rest of the war, and he famously suggested to Lee at Appomattox that the Confederate army should disband and melt away instead of surrender. Porter Alexander would later regret the suggestion, and Lee scolded him for it anyway. Though he had served with distinction during the Civil War, it was Porter Alexander's memoirs that have kept his name alive today. While many prominent officers on both sides wrote memoirs, Porter Alexander's were among the most insightful and often considered by historians as the most evenhanded. With a sense of humor and a good narrative, Porter Alexander skillfully narrated the war, his service, and what he considered the successes and faults of others, including Lee, when he thought they had made good decisions or mistakes. As a result, historians continue to rely heavily on his memoirs as a source for Civil War history.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 1H30M36S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: American Civil War
  • Available formats: PDF, WORD, EPUB, AZW, TXTz, TXT, JPG, DOC. Compressed in BZ2, RAR, TAR.Z, GZ, TZ, ZIP, DEB
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 5.99 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x2mm
  • Weight: 64g
  • Printed by: Not Available
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