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The Privations of a Private: Campaigning with the First Tennessee, C.S.A., and Life Thereafter

by Toney, Marcus B.
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Retail Price: $19.95
Issue: Spring 2006
ISBN: 0817352562

Taken from the memoirs of Marcus B. Toney, a soldier enlisted in the 1st Tennessee Infantry, The Privations of a Private recounts the story of man who fought in battles such as Shiloh, Chickamauga, and the Wilderness. Yet Toney's chronicles offer much more than a simple retelling of several Civil War campaigns; they also reveal a man who believed that the post-war South should take on new life while retaining its social and political traditions. To this end, Toney secured employment as a freight agent for a local railroad company, became a regular contributor to a publication for Civil War veterans, and promoted the white supremacist ideals championed by the Ku Klux Klan.

review of The Privations of a Private: Campaigning with the First Tennessee, C.S.A., and Life Thereafter, by Toney, Marcus B., Civil War Book Review, (Spring 2006).