Author(s): William A. Fletcher
With its combination of straightforward prose and unexpected philosophising, Rebel Private is an arresting account of one line soldier's experience.
Private William A. Fletcher fought with the famed Texas Brigade at Gettysburg, Chancellorsville, Second Manassas, and Chickamauga. In 1907, he published this fascinating account of his exploits, but a fire destroyed all but a few copies before they could be distributed. One copy, however, did make its way to the Library of Congress. Now this rare glimpse of the war from a grunt's perspective is available to the general reader. Paul, The Book Grocer.