Company aytch a confederate memoir of

Watkins read 5 Jun This book was written in and first published in book form in And it is a good book. To hear the vivid accounts given in this book by a man directly under the command of my blood relative is exhilarating and very humbling. Showing of 12 next show all Camp life and the daily experiences of a Rebel private.

I have now learned that this memoir is considered to be the or one of the best primary-source accounts of the private experience in the Civil War. You also get a very different view of the administration of the war -- generals are evaluated not in the battles that they win, but how well they feed and clothe their troops and how they let snubs to their pride affect their command of their men.

Stbalbach Sep 2, Sam saw a lot of death and details graphically brains slopping out into food plates, etc. I highly recommend the book to any war buff or anyone interested in engaging first person accounts of history.

I personally was touched by the deeply affectionate references to "Jennie," the woman with whom I share some small amount of blood. Sam Watkins married a relative of mine.

Co. Aytch: A Confederate Memoir of the Civil War

I was certainly blown away by a lot of it. Schmerguls Jun 5, This book is considered the creme of the first person accounts of Civil War soldiers. He tells horror and humor in equal measure, and you feel his nostalgia for the camaraderie and his enduring grief of the many friends he saw die.

H until he was wounded through the knee and subsequentially captured by the Federal troops the battle of Perryville. Unrepentant traitor to his country.

I was even more impressed when I started reading the book and found that he was a decent writer. Watkins was being sarcastic or sincere. It is fetchingly written, with touches of humor, waxing poetic and sentimental often.

The author was in Company H of the First Tennessee all through the Civil WAr, and it is as good a memoir as I have read of that war by one who fought in it.Co. Aytch: A Confederate Memoir of the Civil War by Sam R. Watkins A classic Civil War memoir, Co.

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/5(15). Click to read more about Co. Aytch: A Confederate Memoir of the Civil War by Sam R. Watkins.

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Watkins/5(12). A classic Civil War memoir, Co. 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. It is a testament to one man’s enduring humanity, courage, and wisdom in the midst of death and destruction/5.

A classic Civil War memoir, Co. 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. It is a testament to one man’s enduring humanity, courage, and wisdom in the midst of death and destruction/5(5).

"Co. Aytch: A Confederate Memoir of the Civil War" is heralded by many historians as one of the best war memoirs written by a common soldier of the field. Sam R. Watkin's writing style in "Co Aytch" is quite engaging and skillfully captures the pride, misery, glory, and /5().

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