Cannoneer With The Rockbridge Artillery
The story is told about a Cannoneer with the Rockbridge Artillery in the Army of Northern Virginia. We are told this story by a private from the time of enlistment until the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. This is the same unit that Robert E. Lee Jr. served in so of course they occasionally saw Robert E. Lee and Traveller close up. They also saw enough of Thomas Stonewall Jackson as this was his unit comprised of his artillery students from the Virginia Military Institute.
There is no doubt the students from VMI played an integral part, but the author of this book went to Washington College in Lexington before the Civil War and resumed his education under the watchful eyes of Robert E. Lee. I have often wondered what it would be like to march with Stonewall as in common nomenclature his troops would be known as dismounted calvary as they marched that much and that fast.
This book does a great job of telling people a privates view of the war from almost the beginning to the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse to U.S. Grant. It was well written and I thoroughly enjoyed reading
The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson In Which is Told the Part Taken by the Rockbridge Artillery in the Army of Northern Virginia by Edward Alexander Moore. The cost is right and will open your eyes to the hardships they were under.