4 comments on “Review of Sam R. Watkins’ Civil War Memoirs

    • I’m not sure who the editor was for this particular edition. Titled Co. Aytch: A Confederate Memoir of the Civil War, my copy was “A Touchstone Book, Published by Simon & Schuster” in 2003. The memoirs were originally published in a hometown newspaper called Herald in Columbia, Tennessee from 1881 to 1882. These were shortly published by Sam R. Watkins as a book, which had the alternate title “A Side Show to the Big Show.” I do not know who helped Watkins in editing the articles and compiling the stories in a book.

      The editor was likely no where near as famous as the editor of Ulysses S Grant’s memoirs, but the style is as readable as Grant’s writings.

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