Civil War Diaries

Lt. Col. John Withers
Civil War Confederate Officer, in His Own Words

An eyewitness account of the American Civil War, never before published in its entirety.

 

Told from the first person perspective of Lt. Col. John Withers, an Assistant Adjutant General in the James Buchanan administration, and later in the Jefferson Davis administration for the Confederacy, this Civil War diary encompasses over two years in Withers’ life, from October 1860 – December 1862.

Because of the nature of his job, Lt. Col. Withers was closely acquainted with many of the notable figures of Civil War history. . .

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Civil War Diary of Lt. Col. John Withers, Civil War Confederate Officer

The Civil War Through the Eyes of Lt. Col. John Withers and His Wife, Anita Dwyer Withers

Eyewitness accounts of the American Civil War, told through the viewpoints of a Confederate husband and wife.

 

Providing a unique perspective on the American Civil War, this book weaves together the diaries of Lt. Col. John Withers, an Assistant Adjutant General for Jefferson Davis, and his wife, Anita Dwyer Withers. Reports of battles fought meld with domestic life in these journals, creating a multi-dimensional picture of the Withers’ lives together during the “War Between the States.”

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The Civil War Diaries of Lt. Col. John Withers and his wife Anita Dwyer Withers