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Edward Porter Alexander.

by Maury Klein

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Published by University of Georgia Press in Athens .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Alexander, Edward Porter, 1835-1910.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. [253]-259.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE467.1.A33 K55
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 279 p.
    Number of Pages279
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5754472M
    ISBN 100820302783
    LC Control Number71090558

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    Unlike some other Confederate memoirists, General Edward Porter Alexander objectively evaluated and criticized prominent Confederate officers, including Robert E. Lee. The result is a clear-eyed assessment of the bloody conflict that divided but subsequently united the nation. Edward Porter Alexander’s Military Memoirs of a Confederate: A Critical Narrative () and Fighting for the Confederacy: The Personal Recollections of General Edward Porter Alexander () stand unchallenged as the most analytical, dispassionate, and .

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