By Cecil D. Eby Jr.

The Civil struggle diaries of David Hunter Strother, identified higher to his contemporaries as "Porte Crayon," chronicle his 3 years of provider within the Union military with an identical cogency and eye for element that made him probably the most renowned writers and illustrators in the USA 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 ultimately to the rank of brigadier normal. He served less than a succession of commanders, together with Generals Patterson, Banks, Pope, and McClellan, profitable their appreciate in addition to their self belief. First released via UNC Press in 1961, A Virginia Yankee within the Civil War is an engaging firsthand checklist of the clash and of the divided loyalties it produced that's extra enlivened by way of Strother's striking humor and insight.

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