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Simple Story of a Soldier: Life and Service in the 2d Mississippi Infantry

by Hankins, Samuel W.
Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
Retail Price: $12.95
Issue: Spring 2005
ISBN: 0817351574

At 60 years old, Samuel Hankins wrote his memoirs of being a teenage Confederate soldier, and his story was originally serialized in several publications circa 1912. A native of the area around Corinth, Mississippi, Hankins fought in the battle of First Manassas, had his foot broken my a mini? ball at Gettysburg, and later joined the cavalry.

review of Simple Story of a Soldier: Life and Service in the 2d Mississippi Infantry, by Hankins, Samuel W., Civil War Book Review, (Spring 2005).