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Company Aytch -- A Confederate Soldier's Memoirs
Company Aytch -- A Confederate Soldier's Memoirs Author:Sam R. Watkins "No memoir by a Rebel participant is richer in intimate detail . . . than this engaging story told by Private Sam R. Watkins of the First Tennessee." — Early in May 1861, 21-year-old Sam R. Watkins of Columbia, Tennessee, joined the Maury Grays, First Tennessee Regiment. He fought in all its major battles, from Shiloh to Nashville. 20 years lat... more »er, with a "house full of young 'rebels' clustering around my knees and bumping about my elbows," he wrote this remarkable account.
. . . the work of a natural storyteller who balances the horror of war wit hhis irrepressible sense of humor and his sharp eye for the lighter side of battle. Among Civil War memoirs, it stands as a living testament to one man's enduring humanity, courage and wisdom in the midst of death and destruction.« less