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Memoirs Of The Confederate War For Independence [Illustrated Edition]

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Colonel Heros von Borcke
Golden Springs Publishing
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Adobe Digital Editions
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Includes Civil War Map and Illustrations Pack - 224 battle plans, campaign maps and detailed analyses of actions spanning the entire period of hostilities.Coming all the way from Prussia, Colonel Heros von Borcke travelled further than many soldiers to join the Confederate cause, and was assigned to J.E.B. Stuart with whom he became firm friends. Stuart was to write of his giant Prussian companion in arms: "e;Capt. Heros von Borcke, a Prussian cavalry officer, who lately ran the blockade, assigned me by the honorable Secretary of War, joined in the charge of the First Squadron in gallant style, and subsequently, by his energy, skill, and activity, won the praise and admiration of all."e;After much gallantry during the campaigns in Northern Virginia and Maryland, he was incapacitated early on during the Gettysburg campaign. Having recovered, he fought on at Stuart's side until his commander's death at the battle of Yellow Tavern. After the Civil War he retired back to his native lands in Germany where he flew the Confederate flag from the battlements.His memoirs of his adventures with the Confederate army are filled with exciting battle scenes, witty anecdotes of the personalities of the army and flavoured with an expert's eye for military detail. Author - Colonel Heros von Borcke, 1835-1895.Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1867.Original Page Count - viii and 438 pages.

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