Confederate General Edward Porter Alexander

Here’s Professor Gary W. Gallagher of the University of Virginia speaking at the Virginia Historical Society on the confederate artillerist Edward Porter Alexander. Professor Gallagher edited Alexander’s memoirs, Fighting for the Confederacy, which was a more unexpurgated version of Alexander’s Military Memoirs of a Confederate. As always, Professor Gallagher gives an outstanding presentation.

The video’s description reads, “Gary Gallagher talked about the wartime experience of Confederate General Edward Porter Alexander, who early in the Civil War served on the staff of Robert E. Lee and other top generals before becoming the South’s most noted artillery officer. Professor Gallagher also talked about General Alexander’s career after the Civil War and the importance of his memoirs for historians.”


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