Destruction and Reconstruction: The American Civil War Reminiscences of the Colonel of the 9th Louisiana Infantry
A Southern officer's war This is a valuable Civil War memoir from a regimental officer of the Army of the Confederacy. Its author, Richard Taylor ... Show synopsis A Southern officer's war This is a valuable Civil War memoir from a regimental officer of the Army of the Confederacy. Its author, Richard Taylor has taken a well rounded view of his experiences relating them against the events of the opening phases of the war to his military life on campaign during the Peninsula and Valley Campaigns through to Berwick's Bay, the Red River and the closing operations of the armed conflict. As a Southerner Taylor had to experience the hardships of occupation and reconstruction under Johnson and Grant and his book provides interesting perspectives on this period immediately following the cessation of hostilities. The Leonaur edition is available in soft cover and cloth bound hard cover with dust jacket, head and tail bands and gold foil lettering to the spine-a credit to the bibliophile's library!