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The Resource To succeed or perish : the diaries of Sergeant Edmund Trent Eggleston, 1st Mississippi Light Artillery Regiment, CSA, edited by Lawrence Lee Hewitt, Thomas E. Schott, and Marc Kunis ; with a foreword by Andrew Stevens

To succeed or perish : the diaries of Sergeant Edmund Trent Eggleston, 1st Mississippi Light Artillery Regiment, CSA, edited by Lawrence Lee Hewitt, Thomas E. Schott, and Marc Kunis ; with a foreword by Andrew Stevens

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To succeed or perish : the diaries of Sergeant Edmund Trent Eggleston, 1st Mississippi Light Artillery Regiment, CSA
Title
To succeed or perish
Title remainder
the diaries of Sergeant Edmund Trent Eggleston, 1st Mississippi Light Artillery Regiment, CSA
Statement of responsibility
edited by Lawrence Lee Hewitt, Thomas E. Schott, and Marc Kunis ; with a foreword by Andrew Stevens
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book presents the diaries, ledger, and letters of Edmund Trent Eggleston, one of a very few primary sources from a Civil War artillerist in the West. As a member of this regiment, Eggleston fought at Champion Hill and the 1864 campaigns in Georgia and Tennessee. Probably the most significant contribution here is related to the Georgia and Tennessee campaigns: these primary sources provide some of the only information we have about this important unit during that period"--
  • "With the Conscription Act of 1862, the Confederacy enacted the first military draft in American history. Rather than face duty with strangers in an uncertain locale, twenty-eight-year-old Edmund Trent Eggleston of Warren County, Mississippi, took advantage of a thirty-day grace period and joined his neighbors in volunteering for duty in Company G of the 1st Mississippi Light Artillery Regiment. Throughout his service, Eggleston kept a detailed account of his daily activities and those of his unit, a diary that remains one of the very few primary sources from a Confederate artillerist in the West. In To Succeed or Perish, editors Lawrence Lee Hewitt, Thomas E. Schott, and Marc Kunis present Eggleston's diaries, along with his letters and ledgers, to offer a rare personal perspective on life behind the cannon in the Civil War's Western Theater and a fascinating window into the world of the Confederate soldier. Eggleston describes garrison duty near Vicksburg, where he enjoyed visits from his wife and children; the battery's first engagement with the enemy at Champion Hill on May 16, 1863; and his service during the 1864 campaigns in Georgia and Tennessee. He offers a significant firsthand account of the Atlanta campaign, including the fightings at Resaca, Cassville, New Hope Church, Kennesaw Mountain, and the Chattahoochee River, as well as the siege of Atlanta. Because of the destruction of Hood's Army, Confederate records of these engagements are extremely rare, and Eggleston's observations are invaluable. In Tennessee, he recounts the action at the Battle of Nashville and the capture of his battery. Featuring an introduction that traces the wartime actions of Company G as well as a complete roster of the men with whom Eggleston served, To Succeed or Perish provides an important primary account of artillery service in an underrepresented theater of the Civil War"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
Dewey number
973.7/462
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E568.8 1st
LC item number
.E44 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Voices of the Civil War
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To succeed or perish : the diaries of Sergeant Edmund Trent Eggleston, 1st Mississippi Light Artillery Regiment, CSA, edited by Lawrence Lee Hewitt, Thomas E. Schott, and Marc Kunis ; with a foreword by Andrew Stevens
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Diary of E.T. Eggleston : Volume 1 -- Interlude -- Diary of E.T. Eggleston : Volume 2 -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Accounts -- Appendix B: Miscellaneous material in Volume 2 -- Appendix C: Other documents of E.T. Eggleston -- Appendix D: Roster of Company G, 1st Mississippi Light Artillery
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 227 pages
Isbn
9781621901228
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015004306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)898165801
  • UtOrBLW
Label
To succeed or perish : the diaries of Sergeant Edmund Trent Eggleston, 1st Mississippi Light Artillery Regiment, CSA, edited by Lawrence Lee Hewitt, Thomas E. Schott, and Marc Kunis ; with a foreword by Andrew Stevens
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Diary of E.T. Eggleston : Volume 1 -- Interlude -- Diary of E.T. Eggleston : Volume 2 -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Accounts -- Appendix B: Miscellaneous material in Volume 2 -- Appendix C: Other documents of E.T. Eggleston -- Appendix D: Roster of Company G, 1st Mississippi Light Artillery
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 227 pages
Isbn
9781621901228
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015004306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)898165801
  • UtOrBLW

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