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Johnny Reb and Billy Yank

Gelesen von Barry Eads

(4,588 Sterne; 34 Bewertungen)

Johnny Reb & Billy Yank is an epic novel first published in 1905 by Alexander Hunter, a soldier who served in Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army from 1861 to 1865. The novel is noted for encapsulating most of the major events of the American Civil War, due to Hunter's obvious involvement in them. The "novel" is actually pulled from Hunter's own diaries during the war. He explains his reasons for publishing his accounts in the preface to the novel-

"There were thousands of soldiers on both sides during the Civil War, who, at the beginning, started to keep a diary of daily events, but those who kept a record from start to finish can be counted on the fingers of one hand. I was so fortunate as to save most of my notes made during the four years of conflict, and in 1865, having no fixed pursuit in life, I spent most of the time in arranging and writing up these incidents of camp life while fresh in my memory. I have given in these pages veracious account of the life of a soldier in Lee's army...."

The novel is then divided into two parts, the first part chronicling Hunter's service in the infantry up until the Battle of Chancellorsville, and the second part depicting his service in the Cavalry until the end of the war. (Introduction by Wikipedia) (27 hr 48 min)

Chapters

Preface and Part 1, Chapter 1

7:29

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Part 1, Chapter 2

10:13

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Part 1, Chapter 3

29:33

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Part 1, Chapter 4

8:46

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Part 1, Chapter 5

14:35

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Part 1, Chapter 6

16:12

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Part 1, Chapter 7

39:56

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Part 1, Chapter 8

8:56

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Part 1, Chapter 9

30:48

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Part 1, Chapter 10

32:49

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Part 1, Chapters 11 and 12

14:24

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Part 1, Chapters 13 and 14

21:36

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Part 1, Chapter 15

22:09

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Part 1, Chapter 16

11:44

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Part 1, Chapter 17, Part A

23:38

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Part 1, Chapter 17, Part B

26:06

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Part 1, Chapter 18

22:30

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Part 1, Chapters 19 and 20

27:22

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Part 1, Chapter 21

31:48

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Part 1, Chapter 22

31:55

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Part 1, Chapter 23

30:31

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Part 1, Chapter 24, Part A

22:28

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Part 1, Chapter 24, Part B

22:37

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Part 1, Chapters 25 and 26

33:05

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Part 1, Chapter 27, Part A

22:17

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Part 1, Chapter 27, Part B

23:00

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Part 1, Chapter 28

25:36

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Part 1, Chapter 29

21:11

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Part 1, Chapter 30

19:35

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Part 1, Chapter 31

41:36

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Part 1, Chapter 32

28:29

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Part 1, Chapter 33

26:46

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Part 1, Chapter 34 and 35

23:00

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Part 1, Chapter 36 and 37

24:54

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Part 1, Chapter 38 and 39

36:00

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Part 1, Chapter 40 and 41

31:38

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Part 2, Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, Part 1

35:23

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Part 2, Chapter 2, Part 2

29:53

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Part 2, Chapter 2, Part 3

37:04

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Part 2, Chapters 3 and 4

25:58

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Part 2, Chapters 5 and 6

22:58

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Part 2, Chapters 7 and 8

23:34

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Part 2, Chapter 9

20:27

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Part 2, Chapter 10

20:56

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Part 2, Chapter 11

28:15

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Part 2, Chapter 12

21:52

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Part 2, Chapter 13

28:02

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Part 2, Chapters 14 and 15

25:34

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Part 2, Chapter 16

18:01

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Part 2, Chapters 17 and 18

24:11

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Part 2, Chapter 19

32:25

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Part 2, Chapter 20

21:42

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Part 2, Chapter 21

11:37

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Part 2, Chapter 22

30:30

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Part 2, Chapter 23

22:56

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Part 2, Chapter 24

17:22

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Part 2, Chapter 25

28:10

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Part 2, Chapter 26

16:23

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Part 2, Chapter 27 and 28

11:29

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Part 2, Chapter 29

13:06

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Part 2, Chapter 30

14:45

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Part 2, Chapter 31

17:05

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Part 2, Chapter 32

10:55

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Part 2, Chapter 33

15:15

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Part 2, Chapter 34

13:24

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Part 2, Chapter 35

30:21

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Part 2, Chapter 36

12:10

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Part 2, Chapter 37 and 38

18:12

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Part 2, Chapter 39

12:27

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Part 2, Chapter 40

19:57

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Part 2, Chapter 41

44:53

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Part 2, Chapter 42

12:10

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Part 2, Chapter 43

14:18

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Bewertungen

Unbelievable

(5 Sterne)

Well written, funny, sad, horrifying, graphic. I think it is a must read for any civil war history buff. Really encapsulates the life of a soldier and dispels many historical myths surrounding the rebel army. 10/10

excellent reader excellent book. a must for any civil war buff

(5 Sterne)

(3,5 Sterne)

First thing I've listened to another book read by Barry, and once again he was top notch. As for the book I found it interesting, as I'm a civil war buff, but found Hunter could be long winded in some of his chapters. I wish he just stuck to his own experiences, since he a lot of good stories to tell, and he could have shaved off 3 or 4 chapters. All in all it was a good listen and gave a different perspective not always seen in history books.

(5 Sterne)

The most humanizing description of the civil war I have ever read. Nothing short of remarkable. Well read by someone who knows how to properly read such a valuable document. Would give it 10 stars if possible.

Reb and Yank

(4,5 Sterne)

Whoroughly enjoyed this book. Viewpoint from both sides of the conflict. Good account of daily life.

Amazing true life tale

(5 Sterne)

Amazing true life story of a soldier and cavalryman in the CSA who was in the very thick of it for the entire four year war. Alexander Hunter had an amazing life. He was captured by the Yanks several times and escaped several times. This is a long book, all of it the true life diary and memoirs of Mister Hunter. It is terrifically ready by Barry Eads. Mr Hunter's commentary on the southern leaders is most interesting, He was contemptuous of many generals, like Gen. Early, as well as President Jefferson Davis. On the other had he had the greatest veneration for Stonewall Jackson and most especially Robert E. Lee. There were many ways he thought that the South could have won the war despite the tremendous odds, and I wish they did. I very highly recommend this book,