Beginning In , John William De Forest Served Fifteen Months As An Agent Of The Freedmen S Bureau In Greenville, South Carolina After Leaving The Army, He Wrote A Series Of Magazine Articles Giving A Full And Realistic Account Of The Bureau S Operation As It Intersected With The Daily Lives Of Freedmen In The Articles Were Compiled In A Union Officer In The Reconstruction, Reprinted Here For The First Time A Companion Volume To De Forest S Civil War Memoir, A Volunteer S Adventures, It Offers A Deft Analysis Of The Structure Of Postwar Southern Society And Gives A Firsthand Description Of The Impact Of Emancipation, Defeat, Military Rule, And Social And Economic Disorganization
John William De Forest was an American soldier and writer, best known for his Civil War novel Miss Ravenel s Conversion from Secession to Loyalty.
- 248 pages
- A Union Officer in the Reconstruction
- John William De Forest
- 25 August 2019 John William De Forest