Bluegrass Confederate: The Headquarters Diary of Edward O. Guerrant
ISBN: 0807130583
EAN13: 9780807130582
Language: English
Pages: 736
Edition: Revised
Dimensions: 2.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: LSU Press

Bluegrass Confederate: The Headquarters Diary of Edward O. Guerrant

Book Overview
Diaries by Kentucky Rebels are a rarity; the soldiers, cut off from their homes and families in the Union Bluegrass, were themselves atypical. In this massive and eloquent journal, Captain Edward O. Guerrant evocatively portrays his unusual wartime experiences attached to the headquarters of Confederate generals Humphrey Marshall, William Preston, George Cosby, and, most notably, John Hunt Morgan. Able to see the inner workings of campaigns in the little-known Appalachian region of eastern Kentucky, southwestern Virginia, and east Tennessee, where some of the most vicious small-scale fighting occurred, Guerrant made scrupulous daily entries remarking upon virtually everything around him.