He is known today for his memoir Company Aytch: Or, a Side Show of the Big Show, often heralded as one of the best primary sources about the common soldier's Civil War experience. Sam Watkins, I thank you, 150 years too late, for the service you gave honestly to a cause you believed in; but more importantly, for leaving such a rich account behind, which if for no other justification, made your sacrifices and those of your friends and enemies hold greater meaning through time. Sam Watkins memoir is one of the best I've read. Used - Acceptable, Usually dispatched within 4-5 business days, A readable copy. It appears that he tries to recollect at his best, the names of all he could, but explains that he does not write of the names he is unsure of, in order to keep correctness and credit to the places it was due, as he would not want to discredit any man.
This book is a really interesting piece of history and I enjoyed and appreciated it as such. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. H marched off to war 120 strong. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text.
I found two things jarring about the book. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. We hear about him stuck in inclimate weather with no shelter and how many find their deaths this way. A Civil War classic, much-quoted and loved. It's a description of the awful, funny, and sad things that happened to him and to those around him. Sam Watkins was an extraordinarily intelligent, well-spoken, nuanced man. The north was anti-slavery and wanted it to be abolished.
Used - Acceptable, Versandfertig in 2 - 3 Werktagen, A readable copy. He talks of the deaths of many of his close friends. Aytch is the work of a natural storyteller who balances the horror of war with an irrepressible sense of humor and a sharp eye for the lighter side of battle. Good read, by all means. Watkins faithfully served throughout the duration of the War, participating in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Perryville, Murfreesboro Stones River , Shelbyville, Chattanooga, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Resaca, Adairsville, Kennesaw Mountain Cheatham Hill , New Hope Church, Zion Church, Kingston, Cassville, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Franklin, and Nashville. Early in May 1861, twenty-one-year-old Sam R. But, I'm so glad I did read it! At times it seemed like a modernist or post-modernist work but really it was just Sam rebelling convention.
Business, politics, slavery and abolition, differences between Northerners and Southerners beliefs and values are all pieces to the puzzle that eventually led to the war. There is not much told about other work experiences other than Sam working as a clerk in a local store until he enlisted with Company H of the First Tennessee Infantry in the year of 1861. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. By the 18th century, there were half a million in the country. Watkins of Columbia, Tennessee, joined the First Tennessee Regiment, Company H, to fight for the Confederacy.
Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. He served as a private, and this book is his recollections of various events in the Civil War as they happened to him. This compromise makes a good point in my opinion, because for three decades this seemed to allow hold back on the crisis of slavery and put a holt of slavery dominating the nation. Margaret Mitchell From Gone With the Wind Letters A better book there never was. It is a pure and unfiltered account; a remarkable chronology of a Confederate soldier who participated in nearly every major battle of the war.
Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. He fought at Chicamauga and Lookout Mountain and Atlanta and Nashville and Franklin, and numerous skirmishes all along. Of all the civil war books I have read, this is the most accurate, amusing, sobering and wonderful of them all. Of course, the others went off to get a night's sleep and a good laugh! Watkins of Columbia, Tennessee, joined the First Tennessee Regiment, Company H, to fight for the Confederacy. If you were going to read one book on the subject of the American Civil War, and one only, this would be a good one to pick up. The book is a nice thing to talk about at family reunions, so I thought I would pull it from Project Gutenberg and read it. There is a reason this book is so often quoted and cited in Civil War literature.
Many of the battles took place from the Mississippi river to the eastern shore. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. Love authentic descriptions and, even though it's from a legitimate Confederate survivor, his words are golden. Also, in giving them the respect by reiterating that these men were good and died for their people and they are now in heaven, Watkins gives explicit detail of how the men were injured and to the extreme they suffered. Trials and tribulations that most of us would never consider come to the forefront. He talks candidly about being a sniper and killing many men. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text.
Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. But he survived the war, went home to marry his sweetheart, Jenny, had children, and in 1882, sat down to record what he remembered. The incident that tells so much about the morality of Sam Watkins is the story of the hog. When they got to the grave, which had been dug the day before, the water had risen in it, and a soldier was baling it out.