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Johnny Green of the Orphan Brigade

Johnny Green of the Orphan Brigade

The Journal of a Confederate Soldier

by John Williams Green

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

256 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, illus, maps

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780813122212
  • Published: February 2002

$40.00

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John W. Green (1841-1920), an enlisted man with Kentucky's famed Confederate Orphan Brigade throughout the Civil War, fought at Shiloh, Baton Rouge, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, Atlanta and many other crucial battles. An acute observer with a flair for humanizing the impersonal horror of war, he kept a record of his experiences, and penned an exciting front-line account of America's defining trial by fire.

Albert D. Kirwan provides a brief history of the Orphan Brigade and a biography of Johnny Green. Introductions to each chapter explain references in the journal and also set the context for the major campaigns.