Editor reviews

Sam Watkins' lively account of being a soldier in the Confederate Army was first published in 1881 as a series of columns in his hometown newspaper in Columbia, Tennessee, and persists to this day as one of the most widely beloved accounts of a soldier's experience of the Civil War. Watkins has a keen wit and observation - as well as knack for storytelling - reminiscent of Mark Twain. Dan Calhoun's performance has a wonderfully anachronistic character, which allows the listener to feel as if it is indeed Watkins who is recounting the remarkable chronicles found in Company Aytch.
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Summary

This book is considered to be the best account of the Civil War ever written from the Confederate point of view. It is also the one most frequently cited by historians of the Western campaigns. Sam Watkins, a high private in the Army of Tennessee, brings a vividness and detail to his story unmatched in the genre.
(P)16 9; 2004 Brian J. Killavey
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"A memoir of staggering significance, wit, and beauty." (Ken Burns)
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4 out of 5 stars
By David on 03-03-06

War in all its detail

An engrossing story of pride, comradeship and the sheer futility of war.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jan on 14-01-05

Company Aytch

Having read many Civil War books, this was the most eloquently written from the viewpoint of the Conderate Soldier. The reader of this book also does a great job reading. You will feel the author is speaking to you.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Glenn on 18-06-04

Nothing can top being there.

I listened to this book ( same edition ) before joining Audible and was blown away by it. In fact, spotting this and many other titles that I'd paid big bucks for was the reason I joined up...But back to the book - I've read many Civil War war books and this, without a doubt, was the best. Nothing can top actually being there, and being a natural storyteller, as the author is, certainly helps. Excellent readng, as well.

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