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Soldiers Blue and Gray

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This is the story of Johnny Reb and Billy Yank - soldiers who recorded their experiences and emotions in a great outpouring of letter-writing at the time of the American Civil War. Robertson draws upon hundreds of rare and obscure sources to produce a moving chronicle of the horrors of civil war.
Paperback, 300 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by University of South Carolina Press (first published 1988)
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Jun 18, 2007 Dad rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Tremendously fun read on the life of the common soldier. It does not reach the level of Bell Wiley's The Life of Billy Yank or The Life of Johnny Reb, but is great reading.
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James I. Robertson Jr. is an Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at Virginia Tech. He published the definitive adult biography of Stonewall Jackson, Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend, and also wrote Standing Like a Stone Wall for young adults. He lives in Blacksburg, Virginia.
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