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Memoirs of a Confederate Staff Officer: From Bethel to Bentonville

by Sieburg, Evelyn and Hanson II, James E.
Publisher: White Mane
Issue: Summer 1999
ISBN: 1572490926

Major James Ratchford participated in 35 major battles as adjutant to generals Hill, Hood, and Stephen Lee. This concise memoir includes amusing vignettes witnessed by Ratchford, including the time Jubal Early's staff conspired to intoxicate the general.

review of Memoirs of a Confederate Staff Officer: From Bethel to Bentonville, by Sieburg, Evelyn, Civil War Book Review, (Summer 1999).