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The life of Johnny Reb

Bell Irvin Wiley

The life of Johnny Reb

the common soldier of the Confederacy

by Bell Irvin Wiley

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Published by Bobbs-Merrill in Indianapolis, IN .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Confederate States of America. -- Army -- Military life,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 419-426.

    Statementby Bell Irvin Wiley.
    GenrePersonal narratives, Confederate
    The Physical Object
    Pagination444 p. :
    Number of Pages444
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23848454M

    His book, "The Life of Johnny Reb" appeared in and was followed in by its companion volume "The Life of Billy Yank". At the beginning of his career, Wiley tended to concentrate on the Confederate War effort and wrote his book on "Billy Yank" as a result of the fascination he developed from writing his initial work with the common soldier/5(31). A half century later, the book still is regarded as one of the best available accounts of the ordinary citizens who made up the Confederate army. The Life of Johnny Reb is not about the battles and skirmishes fought by the Confederate foot Edition:

    This will appeal to students of authentic Civil War material, as well as to the sort of market that will like and Matthews Our Soldiers Speak (Little, Brown Page 15), as giving a human behind-the-front picture of the ""common soldier"" in our wars of the past. This serves as a sort of Middletown of the man in the Confeder ranks, clarifying him in relation to the war and his leaders. THE LIFE OF JOHNNY REB "One of them was a perfect wayside lily.. I could not help taking off my hat & bowing low to her as the bugle call forward was heard. I dont know her name & shall never see her again, but I am indebted to her for much more than a cup of water."11 Random observations in letters and diaries afford interesting insightCited by:

    Johnny Reb was tired of body lice, tired of being hungry and constantly having to forage for food, tired of unsanitary camp life, tired of being outgunned and outnumbered, tired of being barefoot and threadbare, tired of being cold, tired of hardtack and hard marches, tired of . The Life of Johnny Reb: The Common Soldier of the Confederacy by Bell Irvin Wile. Paperback in Good condition. Our eBay StoreTerms & ConditionsStock Photos: The photos displayed within our listings are Stock Photos provided by eBay and the publisher as a visual aid/5(K).


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At the beginning of his career, Wiley tended to concentrate on the Confederate war effort and wrote his book on "Billy Yank" as a result /5. The Life of Johnny Reb: The Common Soldier of the Confederacy - Kindle edition by Wiley, Bell Irvin, Robertson, James I. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Life of Johnny Reb: The Common Soldier of the Confederacy/5(36). As in his companion book, "The Life of Billy Yank", "The Life of Johnny Reb: The Common Soldier of the Confederacy" is an unflinching look at the seemingly endless plight of a Confederate soldier.

This is a very sobering account, and some of the letters the soldiers wrote home are nothing short of by:   His book, "The Life of Johnny Reb" appeared in and was followed in by its companion volume "The Life of Billy Yank".

At the beginning of his career, Wiley tended to concentrate on the Confederate War effort and wrote his book on "Billy Yank" as a result of the fascination he developed from writing his initial work with the common soldier/5(24).

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This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. The Life of Johnny Bell Wiley (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, Pp. Notes. Bibliographical Note. Illustrations. Bell Wiley’s Johnny Reb is an atmospheric social history of the common Confederate soldier.

Wiley’s reason for writing was to open up the lives of the thousands of young Confederates who served the southern confederacy. The Common Soldier in the Civil War: The Life of Billy Yank and The Life of Johnny Reb by Wiley, Bell Irvin and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Life of Johnny Reb: The Common Soldier of the Confederacy by Wiley, Bell Irvin and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at His The Life of Johnny Reb: The Common Soldier of the Confederacy (), the most important and original of all of his works, parted ways with historians who saw military history as a story of strategy and battle tactics.

Wiley reoriented the trajectory of the entire field by recovering the daily life of the average Confederate soldier. The Life of Johnny Reb does not merely describe the battles and skirmishes fought by the Confederate foot soldier.

Rather, it provides an intimate history of a soldier's daily life—the songs he sang, the foods he ate, the hopes and fears he experienced, the reasons he by:   In this companion to The Life of Johnny Reb, Bell Irvin Wiley explores the daily lives of the men in blue who fought to save the Union.

With the help of many soldiers' letters and diaries, Wiley explains who these men were and why they fought, how they reacted to combat and the strain of prolonged conflict, and what they thought about the land and the people of Dixie.

This book is written from the perspective of the Confederate soldier, dubbed "Johnny Reb." I suggest this book be read in companion with "The Life of Billy Yank" by the same author as both books offer up contrasting pictures forming the totality of who fought in America's most bloody battle/5(23).

Review Quotes for The Life of Johnny Reb "A Civil War classic."—Florida Historical Quarterly "This book deserves to be on the shelf of every Civil War modeler and enthusiast."—Model Retailer "[Wiley] has painted with skill a picture of the life of the Confederate private.

The Life Of Johnny Reb & Billy Yank. ByBell I. Wiley. We try to describe as best we can. I do simple tests to see if an item works. 2 Books in One Rating: % positive. Johnny Reb is the national personification of the common soldier of the the American Civil War and afterwards, Johnny Reb and his Union counterpart Billy Yank were used in speech and literature to symbolize the common soldiers who fought in the Civil War in the s.

The symbolic image of Johnny Reb in Southern culture has been represented in its novels, poems, art, public. In this companion to The Life of Johnny Reb, Bell Irvin Wiley explores the daily lives of the men in blue who fought to save the Union.

With the help of many soldiers' letters and diaries, Wiley explains who these men were and why they fought, how they reacted to combat and the strain of prolonged conflict, and what they thought about the land and the people of : $ The Life of Johnny Reb, the Common Soldier of the Confederacy.

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill. Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide) Wiley, Bell Irvin,The Life of Johnny Reb, the Common Soldier of the Confederacy.

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill. item 8 Bell Irvin Wiley THE LIFE OF JOHNNY REB, BILLY YANK Book Club Edition 8 - Bell Irvin Wiley THE LIFE OF JOHNNY REB, BILLY YANK Book Club Edition. $ +$ shipping. About this item. Condition. Acceptable. Seller Notes. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact.

Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or. Similar to the book, "Life of Johnny Reb", Bell Irvin Wiley has put together the life of being a soldier in the Union army. From muster to homecoming this books covers many subjects. Subjects such as northern soldier views on visiting the South for the first time, civilians, slavery, camp life and by:.

In this companion to The Life of Johnny Reb, Bell Irvin Wiley explores the daily lives of the men in blue who fought to save the Union. With the help of many soldiers' letters and diaries, Wiley explains who these men were and why they fought, how they reacted to combat and the strain of prolonged conflict, and what they thought about the land.Get this from a library!

The life of Johnny Reb, the common soldier of the Confederacy. [Bell Irvin Wiley] -- This book is regarded as one of the best available accounts of the ordinary citizens who made up the Confederate army. The Life of Johnny Reb is not about the battles and skirmishes fought by the.Johnny Reb & Billy Yank is a novel first published in by Alexander Hunter, a soldier who served in Confederate General Robert E.

Lee Army from to 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.