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A Confederate Chronicle: The Life of a Civil War Survivor

by Hain, Pamela Chase
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Retail Price: $39.95
Issue: Spring 2006
ISBN: 0826215998

The descendant of a United States Congressman, a Sorbonne-trained physician, and a wealthy plantation owner, Thomas L. Wragg believed he had much to defend upon enlisting in the Confederate army in May 1861. Wragg served as both a capable private and a skilled gunner aboard the first ironclad to see action, the CSS Atlanta, all the while writing letters home that described everything from military maneuverings to the isolation he experienced after being captured and imprisoned by Union forces in June 1863.

review of A Confederate Chronicle: The Life of a Civil War Survivor, by Hain, Pamela Chase, Civil War Book Review, (Spring 2006).