Soldier and Scholar: Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve and the Civil War

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University of Virginia Press, 1998 - Всего страниц: 430
One of America's greatest classical scholars, Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve (1831-1924) was also a Civil War journalist. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, and a self-described "southerner beyond dispute", he received his doctorate in Germany and returned to America an enthusiastic advocate of Greek scholarship. Like every male member of his immediate family (including his father), Gildersleeve enlisted after Fort Sumter, but he continued to teach at the University of Virginia during the winters. Frequenting Richmond during the war, this young intellectual and passionate partisan who found the war, with its attendant social and political issues, as stimulating as his beloved classics. In Soldier and Scholar, editor Ward Briggs has assembled a revealing collection of Gildersleeve's writings: autobiographical essays, sixty-three editorials he wrote for the Richmond Examiner during the war, and a series of his reflections upon the causes and effects of the Civil War thirty years later. Unlike published Civil War diaries, the editorials do not merely record daily occurrences and impressions; they analyze military, social, economic, and political events, setting them in a larger ethical and historical context. Infused with the rhetoric of Gildersleeve's classical training, these pieces are frequently vitriolic attacks not only on the evil and immoral Yankees, miscegenation, Jews, and critics of slavery, but also on Jefferson Davis, his hapless Confederate administration, and the struggling Southern armies.
 

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Select List of Works Cited
24
Autobiographical Writings
31
The College in the Forties
50
A Novice of185o
66
Modest Critique of A Sketch after Landseer
77
Retrospect
92
The Hazards of Reviewing
99
An Unspoken Farewell
108
Blockade Runners
226
Harmony
234
February 1864
246
Congress
254
March 1864
262
Intervention Rumours
269
Time
275
Grants Advance
283

October 1863
115
The Modern Thelemites
123
Especially Strange
133
Symplethonia Gigantea
143
Slaves vs Mechanics
151
Seward
157
Devil on Two Sticks 16 5
167
Oratory
173
Davis Altered by David 18 2
182
Taxation of the Middle Class
191
The Presidents Message
197
Southern Advocates Abroad 2 o C
205
Cavalry 2
211
864
219
91
291
Spring Campaign
297
Demoralization
304
Jaivecu
311
Song of the Italians 3 17
317
24
326
The Yankees Claim To Be 3
331
August 1864
335
Our Southern Colleges
343
The Proposed Epitaph for the Monument to Stonewall Jackson 34
354
The Creed of the Old South 3 61
361
A Southerner in the Peloponnesian War
389
Photograph Acknowledgments
414
Rosecrans
427

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Ward W. Briggs Jr. is Carolina Professor of Classics and Louise Fry Scudder Professor of Humanities at the University of South Carolina.

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