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A witness who brings remarkable life and color to the Civil War in the East.
 
 
    Robert Hubard was an enlisted man and officer of the 3rd Virginia Cavalry in the Army of Northern Virginia (CSA) from 1861 through 1865. He wrote his memoir during an extended convalescence spent at his father’s Virginia plantation after being wounded at the battle of Five Forks on April 1, 1865. Hubard served under such Confederate luminaries as Jeb Stuart, Fitz Lee, Wade Hampton, and Thomas L. Rosser. He and his unit fought at the battles of Antietam, on the Chambersburg Raid, in the Shenandoah Valley, at Fredericksburg, Kelly’s Ford, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, and down into Virginia from the Wilderness to nearly the end of the war at Five Forks.
    Hubard was like many of his class and station a son of privilege and may have felt that his service was an act of noblesse oblige. Unlike many of his contemporaries, however, he was a keen observer and a writer of unusual grace, clarity, humor, and intelligence. The editor has fleshed out his memoir by judicious use of Hubard’s own wartime letters, which not only fill in gaps but permit the reader to see developments in the writer’s thinking after
the passage of time. Because he was a participant in events of high drama and endured the quotidian life of a soldier, Hubard’s memoir should be of value to both scholars and avocational readers.
 
 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xix
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xxi-xxiii
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  1. Editor’s Note
  2. pp. xxv-xxvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Year 1: 1861
  1. 1. “Three Cheers for the Southern Flag!”
  2. pp. 7-14
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  1. Correspondence, 1861
  2. pp. 15-24
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  1. Year 2: 1862
  1. 2. “The Rapid Decline of Martial Spirit”
  2. pp. 27-31
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  1. 3. “Our Little Peninsula World”
  2. pp. 32-43
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  1. 4. “The Enemy Were Worsted”
  2. pp. 44-56
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  1. 5. “A Little Stream of Limestone Water”
  2. pp. 57-65
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  1. 6. “Stuart Set Out on a Raid”
  2. pp. 66-73
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  1. Correspondence, 1862
  2. pp. 74-76
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  1. Year 3: 1863
  1. 7. “One of the Best Cavalry Fights of the War”
  2. pp. 79-87
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  1. 8. “Our Brigade Advanced to Aldie”
  2. pp. 88-106
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  1. 9. “To Gain Kilpatrick’s Rear at Buckland”
  2. pp. 107-116
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  1. Correspondence, 1863
  2. pp. 117-128
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  1. Year 4: 1864
  1. 10. “Boys, You Have Made the Most Glorious Fight” [Including Image Plates]
  2. pp. 131-146
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  1. 11. “A Furious Charge Was Made Upon Our Line”
  2. pp. 162-183
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  1. 12. “We’re Off for the Valley”
  2. pp. 184-192
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  1. 13. “Tattered Flags Sporting in the Breeze”
  2. pp. 193-206
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  1. Correspondence, 1864
  2. pp. 207-210
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  1. Year 5: 1865
  1. 14. “A Spectacle of Monstrous Absurdity!”
  2. pp. 213-220
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  1. Finis
  2. p. 221
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  1. Correspondence, 1865
  2. pp. 222-224
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  1. Postwar Correspondence
  2. pp. 225-227
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 228-230
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  1. Appendix A: Eyewitness Accounts of Bagley Shooting Incident
  2. pp. 231-232
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  1. Appendix B: Carter Account of Chambersburg Raid
  2. pp. 233-234
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 235-284
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 285-291
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 293-302
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780817381981
Related ISBN
9780817315306
MARC Record
OCLC
426526477
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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