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Civil War Memoir of Philip Daingerfield Stephenson, D. D.

Private, Company K, 13th Arkansas Volunteer Infantry, Loader, Piece No. 4, 5th Company, Washington Artillery, Army of Tennessee, CSA

412 pages / 6.00 x 9.00 inches / 22 halftones, 7 line drawings

Civil War

  Paperback / 9780807122693 / April 1998

“Truth in history is sacred and these things must be said.” So writes Philip Stephenson in this remarkable memoir about his four years of service in the Army of Tennessee. Written in 1865, when he was twenty, Stephenson’s diary relates his observations and reminiscences in painstaking detail. A private who became a veteran infantryman and artilleryman, Stephenson witnessed the death of Leonidas Polk and shared a blanket with a sleeping General Breckinridge.

Ably edited by Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes, Jr., Stephenson’s vibrant memoirs indeed stand out, as he had hoped, “as though photographed in letters of fire.”

Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes, Jr. , lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and is the author or editor of numerous books on the Civil War, including Sir Henry Morton Stanley, Confederate.

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