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by Susan Benson,Edward Cashin,Herman Hattaway,Berry Benson

  • Author: Susan Benson,Edward Cashin,Herman Hattaway,Berry Benson
  • ISBN: 0820329436
  • ISBN13: 978-0820329437
  • ePub: 1372 kb | FB2: 1849 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Americas
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press (April 15, 2007)
  • Pages: 288
  • Rating: 4.3/5
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Berry Benson's Civil War Book: Memoirs of a Confederate Scout and Sharpshooter ePub download

Confederate scout and sharpshooter Berry Greenwood Benson witnessed the first shot fired on Fort Sumter, retreated with Lee's Army to its surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, and missed little of the action in between. This memoir of his service is a remarkable narrative, filled with the minutiae of the soldier's life and paced by a continual succession of battlefield anecdotes.

Confederate scout and sharpshooter Berry Greenwood Benson witnessed the first shot fired on Fort Sumter, retreated with Lee's Army to its surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, and missed little of the action in between

Confederate scout and sharpshooter Berry Greenwood Benson witnessed the first shot fired on Fort Sumter, retreated with Lee's Army to its surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, and missed little of the action in between.

Confederate scout and sharpshooter Berry Greenwood Benson witnessed the first shot fired on Fort Sumter, retreated with Lee's Army to its surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, and missed little of the action in between. A new biographical introduction by historian Edward J. Cashin adds further depth and detail to Benson's own vivid memories.

Confederate scout and sharpshooter Berry Greenwood Benson witnessed the first shot fired on Fort Sumter .

Edward J Cashin, Berry Benson, Susan Williams Benson. Confederate scout and sharpshooter Berry Greenwood Benson witnessed the first shot fired on Fort Sumter, retreated with Lee's Army to its surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, and missed little of the action in between.

Confederate scout and sharpshooter Berry Greenwood Benson witnessed the first shot fired on Fort Sumter, retreated . Informative and captivating diary of a Confederate Soldier. Published by Thriftbooks

Confederate scout and sharpshooter Berry Greenwood Benson witnessed the first shot fired on Fort Sumter, retreated with Lee's Army to its surrender at Appomattox. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 18 years ago. Berry Benson's personal diary of his soldiering during the Civil War is unfortunately too overlooked by Civil War readers. benson's diary of his days as a sniper for the Confederacy is filled with amusing tales of camp life, horrifying views of battle and personal strength as he endured life as a POW in Elmira, NY and his ability to return back.

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War Book : Memoirs of a Confederate Scout and Sharpshooter. Saved in: Bibliographic Details. Main Author: Benson, Berry. Benson, Berry, 1843-1923. Elmira Prison (Elmira, .

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Confederate scout and sharpshooter Berry Greenwood Benson witnessed the first shot fired on Fort Sumter, retreated with Lee's Army to its surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, and missed little of the action in between. This classic account of his wartime service tells of his reconnaissance exploits, battlefield experiences, capture by Union forces, and famous escape from Elmira Prison. A new biographical introduction by historian Edward J. Cashin adds further depth and detail to Benson's own vivid memories. The introduction also offers a fascinating account of both Benson's early years and his postwar activities, including his strong advocacy for impoverished mill strikers and the wrongly accused Leo Frank.
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Personal accounts written by actual participants of the American Civil War from either side are treasured because they are free of the Civil War revisionism which pervades modern accounts of that War which are written by authors who neither lived in the War period, or participated in the fighting. No Union soldier fought to free slaves. Had Washington pronounced that as a war goal, there would have been no war. Neither did any Southern soldier fight to preserve slavery because most of then didn't own slaves, and in any case no one was trying to abolish the institution. For that matter, the Civil War did not free any slave; neither did the Emancipation Proclamation --- not a single one.

Berry Benson was a brave and loyal soldier. After the War he remained a respected and productive citizen until his death, always more interested in doing the right thing than merely doing things right. I'm glad he wrote his War memoirs, and I'm honored to have read them. We don't make men like Benson anymore. An "American today is anyone who breaths American air --- no other qualification is required.
Riavay
I enjoyed the book so much. It was refreshing to hear the true words of a Confederate soldier and what it was like during the war. He was an educated man and a southern gentleman, and had compassion for all people. It gave you a glimpse of what they went through in battle and the horrors of what they had to endure on a daily basis. Starvation, amputation of limbs, death, preparing themselves with scripture from the bible before a battle where they knew the outcome wasn't going to be good.
He spent time in a Yankee prison and about his time there and his escape. How he ate apples and chestnuts while making his way back to the south. His love for the south and the cause he believed in. What they were thinking at the time and his brother fighting along side with him. Some humorous stories of him stealing a General's horse and catching a ride on the back of a train, chatting with a Yankee soldier who didn't know who he was. Getting into an enemy camp at night,darkness covering his grey clothes and the General capturing him when he heard his southern accent. How they both laughed over the incident. How he treated the Yankees with respect when they were captured, never taking anything from them, other than some shoes once. He never let his men plunder or burn a town, far different from the way the south was treated. How he respected all people and how after the war, the south was in bad shape, people were starving. He contacted the Agriculture Department to research which mushrooms where edible and gave that information to the blacks, because they were starving and no one was helping them. He loved literature, math, how he corrected dictionaries and his love of nature. He did research on the Leo Frank case and he was key in exposing the Ponzi scheme. How he wanted this book published all his life and died before it happened. Thanks to his children it was his one wish to publish his book and they finally made it come true. It's a great read and you won't be disappointed in this book. Thanks to his children for getting this book out for everyone to read. I grew up in the area he lived and I didn't know a thing about him until the book. There is a statue of him in Augusta depicting the confederate soldier. I'm so glad I purchased the book and got to read his story. He was a great man and as a southerner, made me proud of my southern heritage.
SmEsH
I really enjoyed reading this book. I felt like I was just listening to a veteran down at the cafe. Such a funny, down to earth guy. Plus, the things he did showed such stamina, courage, and determination. You know why the ANV was so difficult for Gen. Grant to defeat. This man is the reason some of us still honor the real average CSA soldier.
Crazy
Very interesting book. I wished he would have shared more of his campaign experiences. I think the book is well written and gives a very good description of a POWs life during the Civil War.
Kazijora
Great account by one of a Georgia Sharpshooter in the Army of Northern Virginia. I especally liked his accounts of scouting around the flanks and rear of the Union Army and his capture, time at Point Pleasant and Elmira and escape from both. I highly recommend this book.
Iarim
Good Book ! Hardships & Death of our Southern Solders. (NO Surrender!)
Lest we forget !
Aurizar
I received exactly what I expected, and it arrived in a timely manner. Good NASCAR
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