The Civil War Memoirs of Captain William J. Seymour: Reminiscences of a Louisiana Tiger
These memoirs by Captain William J. Seymour, a Confederate soldier in the First Louisiana Brigade, describe the bombardment of Fort Jackson, Louisiana, in April 1862. Jones's editorial commentary places the events Seymour witnessed within the context of the Civil War as a whole.
Published July 1st 1991 by Louisiana State University Press
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May 04, 2012 Ronald Roseborough rated it 4 of 5 stars
This well written book flows smoothly as Seymour's memoirs relate the travails of the Louisiana Tiger Brigade of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia from 1862 through October 1864. William J. Seymour ran his father's newspaper in New Orleans prior to entering the service. His writing skill is reflected in his memoirs. Seymour wrote his memoirs based on journals he kept while serving as an officer with the Louisiana Volunteers. He was able to see the war from the view of both an aide to staff officer...more