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THE FREMANTLE DIARY. A fascinating primary document of the Civil War, the diary of Col. James Fremantle, who kept this engaging account of his tour of the Confederacy in 1863. Includes Lee, Grant, Stuart, Gettysburg.
The Fremantle Diary. Col. James Fremantle. Edited and Introduced by Walter Lord. This is a fascinating primary document of the Civil War, the diary of English Col. James Fremantle, who kept this engaging account of his tour of the Confederacy in 1863. He met a who's-who of the South: Lee, Davis, Stuart, Johnston, Longstreet, and many others, his descriptions culminating at Gettysburg, a battle which Fremantle viewed practically at Lee's elbow. Historian Walter Lord provides an introduction and extensive notes for the modern reader.
Walter Lord is the author of "Incredible Victory," "A Night to Remember," and many other books. He lives in New York City.
Classics of War Series, Military History/Civil War
"By far the most interesting and well written travel account of life in the Confederacy." __The New York Times