The Civil War Memoirs of Captain William J. Seymour
Reminiscences of a Louisiana Tiger
Imprint: Savas Beatie
192 Pages, 6 x 9 in, 1 image, 10 maps
- September 2023
- In Stock
After service in the 1862 New Orleans campaign, Seymour joined Gen. Harry Hays’ staff in Virginia. Seymour’s memoirs cover his experiences in the Army of Northern Virginia in great detail, including the campaigns of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and the Shenandoah Valley, ending with the Battle of Cedar Creek in 1864. His pen recounts the activities of the Louisiana Brigade while offering a critical analysis of the tactics and strategies employed by the army.
Award-winning author Terry Jones judiciously edited this perceptive and articulate account to create an indispensable resource for Civil War historians and enthusiasts.
“It is a significant source and a readable narrative. Jones deserves credit for making it more widely available.” ~Richard J. Sommers, author of Richmond Redeemed: The Siege of Petersburg, The Battles of Chaffin’s Bluff and Poplar Spring Church, September 29–October 2, 1864
“With an eye for events and details, Seymour was able to capture on paper the big events and little incidents. This is a work that any student of Lee’s army will want to have.” ~James I. Robertson Jr., Alumni Distinguished Professor of History, Virginia Tech University
“The intelligence and insight of this work come from a genuine aura of immediacy that few such accounts possess. It will stand as an indispensable primary source in Confederate military history.” ~T. Michael Parrish, Linden G. Bowers Professor of American History, Baylor University