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A cousin of Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, Mary Johnston was an enormously popular novelist in her day... Innovative[ly] mixing fact and fiction, she drew on wartime diarists and on the memories of her fighting cousin, who figures as a character in the books.(Washington Post Book World)
Mary Johnston (1870-1936) was one of the most popular authors of her generation. Granddaughter of the renowned Confederate commander General Joseph E. Johnston, she had more than an academic interest in the Civil War.
This is a very well written book. The author has woven fiction into history.smoothley, with a great eye
on actual persons and places.and date. Read more
this book was just okay - and I am glad that it was free. I would not have paid for it.Published on September 6, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Johnston gives a great account of the long marches up and down the valleys of the Shenandoah. She paints vivid pictures of the misery and fatigue the soldiers faced.Published on August 14, 2013 by Bison miner