Confederate General Richard Taylor’s Memoir

Here’s Professor Stephen Cushman of the University of Virginia’s Department of English speaking at the 2017 Nau Signature Conference at the University of Virginia on the portion of Richard Taylor’s memoirs dealing with the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864.

The video’s description reads, “Professor Stephen Cushman talked about Confederate General Richard Taylor’s 1879 memoir, Destruction and Reconstruction: Personal Experiences of the Late War. Professor Cushman focused on a particular section of the book about the Shenandoah Valley and discussed Taylor’s writing choices as well as his thoughts on Union General Philip Sheridan’s ‘scorched earth’ tactics during his 1864 campaign in the valley. Gary Gallagher provided introductory remarks. This talk was part of a conference hosted by the University of Virginia’s Nau Center for Civil War History.”

https://www.c-span.org/video/?425712-1/confederate-general-richard-taylors-memoir

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