9780809327225

Boy Soldier of the Confederacy: The Memoir of Jonnie Wickersham

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  • ISBN13:

    9780809327225

  • ISBN10:

    0809327228

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-08-02
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois Univ Pr
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Summary

Johnnie Wickersham was fourteen when he ran away from his Missouri home to fight for the Confederacy. Fifty years after the war, he wrote his memoir at the request of family and friends and distributed it privately in 1915.

Author Biography

Kathleen Gorman is an associate professor of history at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She has published in the Georgia Historical Quarterly, written a chapter for Before the New Deal: Social Welfare in the South, 1830–1930, and contributed to Editing Documents and Texts: An Annotated Bibliography.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction ix
Map: Johnnie Wickersham's travels during the Civil War
xx
Prologue: The Gray and the Blue 1(1)
``Memory Seems So Real''
2(19)
``The First Time I Heard `Dixie'''
21(23)
``We Fought Each Other Like Wild Animals''
44(24)
``I Walked with Military Bearing''
68(21)
``To Surrender We Knew Meant Death''
89(23)
``They Stared at Me with Wondering Eyes''
112(27)
Notes 139(14)
Bibliography 153(8)
Index 161

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