A Rebel's Recollections


Read by Lee Smalley

(4.6 stars; 33 reviews)

George Cary Eggleston's Civil War memoir begins with a separate essay on the living conditions and political opinions of Virginia’s citizenry before secession. The body of the work contains vivid descriptions and accounts of the men and women of the South during the time of the Confederacy. Eggleston praises its war heroes, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jeb Stuart, but is highly critical of Jefferson Davis and of his government’s inefficiencies, red-tape, and favoritism. The book concludes with the war's end and a tribute to the character of the newly freed slaves.
This informative and engaging work, much of which appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, enjoyed great popularity throughout the country. Originally published in 1874, it went through four editions by 1905. ( Lee Smalley) (5 hr 32 min)

Chapters

Prefaces of 1874 and 1905 7:35 Read by Lee Smalley
Part 1: The Old Regime in the Old Dominion 21:59 Read by Lee Smalley
Part 2: The Old Regime in the Old Dominion 18:45 Read by Lee Smalley
Part 3: The Old Regime in the Old Dominion 18:12 Read by Lee Smalley
Ch. 1: The Mustering 28:56 Read by Lee Smalley
Ch. 2: The Men Who Made the Army 28:16 Read by Lee Smalley
Ch. 3: The Temper of the Women 20:21 Read by Lee Smalley
Ch. 4: Of the Time When Money Was "Easy" 32:21 Read by Lee Smalley
Ch. 5 The Chevalier of the Lost Cause 31:05 Read by Lee Smalley
Ch. 6: Lee, Jackson, and Some Lesser Worthies 31:06 Read by Lee Smalley
Ch. 7: Some Queer People 24:01 Read by Lee Smalley
Ch. 8: Red Tape 37:05 Read by Lee Smalley
Ch. 9: The End, and After 32:42 Read by Lee Smalley

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