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The life of Johnny Reb, the common soldier of the Confederacy / by Bell Irvin Wiley.

Author/creator Wiley, Bell Irvin, 1906-1980
Other author/creatorWiley, Bell Irvin, 1906-1980, inscriber.
Other author/creatorWright, Stuart, 1948- former owner.
Other author/creatorDyer, John P. (John Percy), 1902-1975, former owner.
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoIndianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill, [1943]
Description444 pages : illustrations, portraits, plates ; 25 cm
Subject(s)
Contents Off to the war -- Baptism of fire -- Besetting sins -- In winter quarters -- Heroes and cowards -- Bad beef and cornbread -- From finery to tatters -- Trials of soul -- Breaking the monotony -- Consolations of the spirit -- Dear folks -- Kicking over the traces -- The deadliest foe -- The gentler sentiments -- Muzzle loaders and makeshifts -- Blue bellies and beloved enemies -- What manner of men.
Abstract The Life of Johnny Reb is an intimate history of the soldier's daily life -- the songs he sang, the foods he ate, the hopes and fears he experienced, the reasons he fought. The author has examined letters, diaries, newspaper accounts, and official records in constructing this account.
Local noteJoyner Wright Coll. copy 30372015885376 inscribed on front fly-leaf "For Stuart Wright ... Bell I. Wiley ... 3 Feb. 1978 - Atlanta" and note referring to p. 347. Lightly marked. Stuart Wright Book Collection #171.12. See also related manuscript material in the Stuart Wright Collection in Joyner Library Special Collections.
Local noteJoyner Wright Coll. copy 30372017217354 autographed "J.P. Dyer" on front fly-leaf. Includes dust jacket. Stuart Wright Book Collection #154.9. See also related manuscript material in the Stuart Wright Collection, #1169, in Joyner Library Special Collections.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 419-426).
Acquisitions source Joyner Wright Coll. copy 30372015885376 purchased from Stuart Wright, 2012
Acquisitions source Joyner Wright Coll. copy 30372017217354 purchased from Stuart Wright, 2011
Issued in other formOnline version: Wiley, Bell Irvin, 1906-1980. Life of Johnny Reb, the common soldier of the Confederacy. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill [1943]
Issued in other formOnline version: Wiley, Bell Irvin, 1906-1980. Life of Johnny Reb, the common soldier of the Confederacy. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill [1943]
LCCN 43003253

Available Items

Library Location Call Number Status Item Actions
Joyner Stuart Wright Collection E607 .W5 1943 ✔ Available Request Material
Joyner Stuart Wright Collection E607 .W5 1943 ✔ Available Request Material

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