A Soldier’s Letters to Charming Nellie by Joseph Benjamin Polley (Free Audio Book)
A SOLDIER’S LETTERS TO CHARMING NELLIE by JOSEPH BENJAMIN POLLEY – A free audiobook
Narrated by Dale Letham
A Soldier’s Letter to Charming Nellie is one of the most important documentation of the Civil War as seen from the point of view of a soldier. This memoir was initially published in 1908 and has since garnered acclaim for its portrayal of the era during this tumultuous time in American history. This audiobook follows the experiences of a 4th Texas Infantry soldier during his tenure wherein he participated in almost all missions in the Eastern Theatre of the war.
This collection of letters has been widely praised for its stark portrayal of the events that unfolded behind the lines. However, the book did have its fair share of controversy. Some scholars have questioned the authenticity of several letters that were published as some appeared in the Confederate Veteran after the end of the war. These questions are still being debated and researched. This is the audiobook version of the definitive and complete edition and is an important part of history. This collection of letters provides listeners a great personal account of the life and times of a soldier during the Civil War. A story filled with happiness, heartache, humor and camaraderie. This is an essential listen for history enthusiast for its unique account on one of the most important events that helped shape modern American society.
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