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by Alexander Hunter

Johnny Reb & Billy Yank is a novel first published in 1905 by Alexander Hunter, a soldier who served in Confederate General Robert E. Lee Army from 1861 to 1865.

Johnny Reb & Billy Yank is a novel first published in 1905 by Alexander Hunter, a soldier who served in Confederate General Robert E. The novel is noted for encapsulating most of the major events of the American Civil War, due to Hunter's obvious involvement in them.

LibriVox recording of Johnny Reb and Billy Yank by Alexander Hunter. Alexander Hunter had an amazing life. He was captured by the Yanks several times and escaped several times.

This documentary work written by Beller narrates about the life of common soldiers who take part in the Civil War in America. In the introducing the author brings into some meaningful terms that can . .ive some clues about the people: Billy Yank, as the Union soldier was commonly referred to, and Johnny Reb, the nickname given to Confederate soldiers. Terms like these are used superfluously much, in the book they can be met for several times in one sentence.

Published September 1996 by Smithmark Publishers. Confederate Personal narratives, American Civil War (1861-1865) fast (OCoLC)fst01351658, History.

Alexander Hunter (1843-1914) was a Confederate soldier and author who served during the American Civil war. Born in Virginia to Lt. Bushrod Washington Hunter and Mary Frances, he grew up on Abingdon plantation, a site which is now . National (Ronald Reagan) airport.

Johnny Reb and Billy Yank was a Sunday comic strip drawn by Frank Giacoia from November 18, 1956 to May 24, 1959. It was one of the last full page Sunday strips. The last full page appeared in late 1957. On May 18, 1958 the title changed to Johnny Reb. Some Sundays were ghosted by other artists, including Jack Kirby and Joe Kubert. The strip told the story of the American Civil War, roughly chronicling events that had taken place 95 years earlier.

Every week we are asked by students, buffs, and Civil War enthusiasts about books related to the Civil Wa. National Park Service Civil War Series. The Life of Johnny Reb and Billy Yank by Bell I. Wiley.

Every week we are asked by students, buffs, and Civil War enthusiasts about books related to the Civil War. Most inquiries are from folks just getting interested in the topic and want to learn a little bit more about the topic. The American War: A History of the Civil War Era by Gary W. Gallagher and Joan Waugh. The Smoothbore Volley that Doomed the Confederacy: The Death of Stonewall Jackson and Other Chapters on the Army of Northern Virginia by Robert K. Krick.

In remembrance of the soldiers who served in the Civil War, the Liljenquist Family donated their rare collection of over 700 photographs to the Library of Congress. Billy Yank and Johnnie Reb. What others are saying. Faces of the Civil War, Pt. 2 - Photo 14 - Pictures - CBS News.

Octavo, original cloth.

Johnny Reb and Billy Yank. New York: The Neale Publishing Company, 1905. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in the dust jacket with some chips and inner strengthening.

Categories: Military History. Johnny Reb and Billy Yank. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc.

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
I found this to be a very good first person tale of life in the Confederate Army and Cavalry. The author, in a matter of fact way, depicts what day to day life for the soldier was like including the good and bad. I found it to be a very good read and would recommend this book to anyone who has an interest n the real history of the Civil War.
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"Johnny Reb and Billy yank"" may be the best first person account of the Cvil War I have ever read ! The author was a more educated gentleman than many who enlisted , and luckily a better writer than most diarists who lived through the war.
I wonder if the hair-raising tales of escapes and near captures in union held territory are all his or if he "embellishes" the truth. He may also be attributing others adventures to himself. Otherwise it did show what the southern soldier went through and how he lived during the recent unpleasantness between the states.
Simply incredible.

Easily the best and most thorough description of the life of a Confederate soldier in the Army of Northern Virginia and the battles that he fought that I have come across.

This volume describes everything from the everyday struggles of a soldier in the field to the conditions behind the lines and that of the home front, and gives an overview of the conflict and the issues involved that only a well educated and well connected individual of that time can.

Highly recommended.
Johnny Reb and Billy Yank is the personal Civil War memoirs of Alexander Hunter, a well to do young man whose parent's plantation abutted the south side of Robert E. Lee's Arlington. Hunter joins the Seventeenth Virginia Regiment in Alexandria, which subsequently retreats out of town on a path parallel to the invading Yankees and is stationed at Manassas Junction. He fights the first half of the war in the infantry, participating in 1st Bull Run, Chantilly, Yorktown, Seven Pines and Frazier's Farm. He is captured, sent to Governor's Island in New York and forwarded to Fort Warren in Boston Harbor where his experiences as a POW are quite pleasant. Exchanged, he returns in time to participate in 2nd Bull Run and Antietam where he is captured again. 860 men strong at the start of the war, his regiment is reduced to 12 men and 3 officers after Antietam. Paroled he returns to fight at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. After Chancellorsville, he joins the Black Horse Cavalry for the second half of the war and is again captured. In the ensuing 3 months he would escape and be recaptured 2 more times before returning to his lines south of Winchester in the Shenandoah Valley. He would fight in the Battle of the Wilderness, participating in the rear guard action for the Army of Northern Virginia as Grant ground his way to Petersburg.

This is an amazing story well told. Make no mistake, Alexander Hunter was a first rate combat soldier, constantly in the thick of things and singled out for individual bravery on a number of occasions. His combat experiences leaves one breathless and, as a private in the ranks, he makes significant observations the majority of historians fail to appreciate:

1) He contends that Joe Johnston and Pierre Beauregard failed miserably at 1st Bull Run by not immediately following up the battlefield victory with the pursuit and subsequent destruction of the fleeing Federal Army. He contends over 12,000 fresh troops were not only readily available but also already in motion to do just that when ordered to return to Confederate lines!

2) He blasts the Southern Lost Cause writers for the error of their ways. On page 397 he clearly states what everyone knows: "The failure at Gettysburg has been charged to Stuart, Longstreet, Ewell and Johnson, but the truth is that Lee himself at the supreme hour failed to rise to the occasion." Taught as we are that the Gettysburg loss was attributable, not to Lee but to his subordinates, this is a most amazing statement, especially since he was physically present for each of the three days of the battle.

3) He respected Abraham Lincoln in particular and Federal soldiers in general. Multiple times he details kindnesses, fraternization, and experiences he had with the enemy. According to Hunter, only a soldier could appreciate the bravery and valor of the men the soldier fought.

I found this book to be quite refreshing. Hunter fought for the South so expect him to be proud of Confederate arms. But also expect him to be remarkably even handed in his treatment of people, places and things.

He is someone who must have made friends easily.
Fascinating read of the complex life of a Southern soldier. Details of his actions, his battles, his captures and escapes, plus his relationship with General Lee gave tremendous insight into the life of a Civil War soldier. Many details help create a vision of what life was like during the war. The only negative was the authors use of Greek or Roman metaphors to emphasize some point. This interfered with the flow of many excellent stories. This is a must read for students of the Civil War.
Have read sooo many accounts of the civil war. I am mostly attracted by the accounts of individiduals, or of true accounts of what a tremendous toll this war was on both sides. Can't even remember how long I have had this book, skimmed through it once, but a recent visit to Gettsyburg for some reason made me pick it up and I just couldn't really lay it down. It is about as excellent an account of what it felt to be in the thick of it as you will ever find. If you have ever wondered what it must have been like to be a yank or a reb, this book will take you there. Incredible descriptions of the terrible toll of war on an individual, and the down right "butchery" that took place. What a price we paid to reunite the union and free the slaves! Reading this book is like having a civil war vet, sit down with you and telling you what it was really like. Interestingly, it had the same effect on me as, " In Deadly Combat: A German Soldier's Memoir of the Eastern Front" very similar narrative and gripping descriptions of what "real war" is really like. I would also recommend this one. Anyway, if you only read one book on the civil war I would recommend this one. If you are a civil war buff and enjoy the history, this is one you must read.
This book is a wonderful, slow, compelling read that places you beside the rebel soldiers as they march from day to day, from battle to battle. We are marching to Gettysburg now, where a battle was not supposed to be fought. Accidents of war. If anyone out there has more info on Alexander Hunter, I would appreciate anything you can tell me by e-mail. Thanks very much. Steve
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