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Boggs, C. Durham, N. William Robertson Boggs was born in Augusta, Georgia in After graduating fourth in his class from the U. He worked throughout the country improving defenses at U. While at one fort, he met and married Mary Sophia Symington in At the start of the Civil War, he resigned his post as captain of the Corps of Engineers in Charleston, South Carolina and became captain of ordnance for the Confederacy.

He contributed to the war effort by designing guns, securing fortifications, and ordering necessary wares. While serving under Bragg, Boggs became disheartened by Bragg's failure to promote senior soldiers and he claimed that Bragg mistreated several honorable soldiers.

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He broke with General Bragg and began service under General Edmund Kirby Smith, who promoted him to brigadier general in Boggs resigned his commission after the Red River Campaign and became commander of the Louisiana district just before the war ended. He never formally surrendered to the Federal government.


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Boggs, was originally written for his children in and was published in by the Trinity College Historical Society. It opens with Boggs's resigning his commission with the U.

Military Reminiscences of Gen. Wm. R. Boggs, C.S.A., Volume III - Scholar's Choice Edition

Boggs devotes a chapter to each of his major outposts and commissions and closes with his analysis of the factors that led to the Confederacy's defeat. Boggs provides a series of Appendix Commentaries that document some of the issues he discussed in the memoirs, including letters of commission concerning his frustrations with Bragg, and a letter affirming his responsibility in cotton speculation. His memoirs offer a fairly sharp criticism of the Confederate military and its leadership. William Kenneth Boyd introduces this published edition and provides helpful notes to Boggs' memoir.

Includes index. Beige cloth covers, featuring gilt cover title, are darkened and exhibit stains, most notably to the perimeter of the front cover, the cloth perimeter of the back board interior and the back cover which shows light surface scratches.

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