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A Soldier’s General

One of the better books on Gen. Lafayette McLaws is John C. Oeffinger’s 2001 A Soldier’s General. It’s a “translation” of McLaws’ awful handwriting in his collected letters home. Therein you find not only McLaws’ side of Gen. Longstreet’s decision … Continue reading

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Rich man’s war, poor man’s fight

In a letter to his wife on Oct. 1, 1863, shortly before his division marched for Knoxville, Gen. Lafayette McLaws told how Gov. Brown of Georgia, who was then running for reelection, visited the Georgia troops in Gen. William Wofford’s … Continue reading

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