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End of an Era by Paul, Dennis Sporer John, Sergeant Wise
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 1.4" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Apr 11, 2005
Publisher Anza Publishing
ISBN 1932490272 ISBN13 9781932490275
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Great First Person Account May 14, 2008
Very fascinating book that kept my attention from start to finish. John Sergent Wise was born at the perfect time and the son of a future Gov. of Virgina and then Confederate General to see first hand so many amazing events of the time.
He was a VMI cadet who fought at New Market. He met and knew such men as President Jefferson Davis, Gen.Jubal Early,Gen. William Mahone, as well as Robert E. Lee and he gives a lot of detail in his relationships with these great men.
He gives his account of the sentiments and feelings of the people and places during these turbulent times during the Southern war for independence.
Great book and the best I've read since I read Edward Porter Alexanders Fighting For The Confederacy. Highly recommend!
The End of an Era Nov 2, 2005
My Great Grandfather John S. Wise died well before I was born. He lives on for me in his autobiographical book The End of an Era. His sense of humor, his foibles come through in his fantastic description and attention to details of the era.
He was son of a Confederate War General and nephew to a famous Union War General.
He chronicles his life from his birth in Brazil when his father was ambassador from the U.S., to his upbringing on the Eastern shore of Virginia (describing his father's election process), then on to living in Richmond when his father was governor. His tells of how he tried to get in on the action when John Brown stormed the armory at Harpers Ferry, (Opening scene of the book Cold Mountain when the governor is told of the invasion) through his schooling, entering V.M.I., leaving to fight in the war and to the surrender at Appomattox.
I was named after his wife Eva Douglas.
First published in 1899, this book has just as much appeal as the many editions published then.