Born the eighth child in a wealthy Mississippi plantation family in 1843, David Eldred Holt joined Company K of the 16th Mississippi Regiment in 1861 and served in the Eastern theater throughout the Civil War. Late in his life, at a time when many former soldiers, both Union and Confederate, were reliving their memories of that event, Holt penned ...Read MoreBorn the eighth child in a wealthy Mississippi plantation family in 1843, David Eldred Holt joined Company K of the 16th Mississippi Regiment in 1861 and served in the Eastern theater throughout the Civil War. Late in his life, at a time when many former soldiers, both Union and Confederate, were reliving their memories of that event, Holt penned this memoir, recounting the idyllic life of an affluent southern boy before the war and the exhilarating, sometimes humorous, often terrifying experiences of a common soldier in camp and in battle. This new edition has been expanded to include Holt's never-before-published diary entries from the last year of the war.Read Less
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Fine in fine dust jacket. LSU Press, Baton Rouge, 1995. 2nd printing, Fine/Fine/hardcover/book and dust jacket without any defects, Hardcover, 354pgs. Holt served with Company K of the 16th Mississippi Regiment and served with Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Packed with care and shipped promptly.
Fine in Fine jacket. History/Civil War Memoirs F/F/2nd ed., 1st prntng. David Eldred Holt, son of a wealthy plantation owner in Wilkinson County, Mississippi, enlisted with Company K of the Mississippi Regiment and spent his military career in the northern Virginia theater. Later in his life he wrote his memoirs, recalling his privileged childhood, and his experiences as a common soldier during the Civil War. Holt saw most of the major campaigns and battles of Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and his battle descriptions rank among the most graphic, dramatic, and poignant accounts written by any participant in the war. Book Condition is Fine, along with the jacket, is in as new condition. Tight and clean, unread. 354 pages, Second Edition first printing. Illustrations, bibliographical notes, index.
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