February 22, 2002
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v2.1 Reference

Johnny Green of the Orphan Brigade

The Journal of a Confederate Soldier

John W. Green (1841-1920), an enlisted man with Kentucky's famed Confederate Orphan Brigade throughout the Civil War, fought at Shiloh, Baton Rouge, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, Atlanta and many other crucial battles. An acute observer with a flair for humanizing the impersonal horror of war, he kept a record of his experiences, and penned an exciting front-line account of America's defining trial by fire.

Albert D. Kirwan provides a brief history of the Orphan Brigade and a biography of Johnny Green. Introductions to each chapter explain references in the journal and also set the context for the major campaigns.

About the Author

Albert D. Kirwan (1904-1971) was the seventh president of the University of Kentucky and the author of several books. Kent Masterson Brown is an attorney in Lexington, Kentucky, and the author of Cushing of Gettysburg.


"Winner of the 2002 General Basil W. Duke Award for best Civil War reprint"

"This history couples the day-to-day journal of one of the brigade's most battle-hardened veterans and his post-war reminisces, giving a unique perspective on the Orphans."—Back Home in Kentucky

"This journal gives the common soldier's perspective from such notable conflicts as Shiloh and Chickamauga."—Civil War Book Review

"A true classic, well-deserving this new printing."—Civil War News

"Long out-of-print, this handsome new volume will be welcomed by Civil War readers who now have an opportunity to obtain one of the most readable first-hand accounts of the Civil War's western threatre."—Lowell Harrison, Bowling Green Daily News

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