• Reminiscences of the Civil War

  • By: John Brown Gordon
  • Narrated by: Tim Getman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)

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Reminiscences of the Civil War is John Brown Gordon’s firsthand account of the war as seen through the eyes of the prominent officer. Gordon was trusted and admired by many, including Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis. The work begins with him being elected as the commander of the “Raccoon Roughs” and his recollection of the Battle of Manassas. He also describes the South’s surrender at Appomattox, in which he participated. He recounts his role in individual battles such as Antietam, Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania, and Gettysburg. 

The author attempts to provide calculated assessments of Confederate military errors on the battlefield, but yet, is ready to praise the bravery and determination of the Union army. Bringing the Civil War into focus, this memoir reconciles the courage and horror that come with armed conflict.

Public Domain (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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A brave Christian rebel who rejoined the U.S.

This work was written long after the Civil War ended and shows the mindset of a Confederate general turned U.S. politician. There are many kind words from a politician reuniting members of a defeated Lost Cause back into the U.S. A lot of chapters are spent refighting battles if certain plans had changed or who won or lost key battles. It is an excellent view into the mind of a brave Christian general who outlived most Confederate generals and was able to write his version of the Civil War. He was severely wounded and almost died during the war. Many of his friends and fellow generals were killed in the war. This appears to have given him a philosophy regarding southern bravery and ideal manhood.

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great stories

this is full of stories about the Civil War from the eyes of one of CSA great leaders.

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Narrator kills a great book

This book is a treasure trove of interesting stories from the Civil War, but the narrator ruins it. It is clear that this book is a collection of memories—that do not always “lead” to the next memory—but the narrator tries to read as if all the memories are connected. The end result is a confusing narration that leads you wondering what on earth you’re listening to.

Skip the listen and buy the actual book.