- Paperback : 318 pages
- ISBN-13 : 979-8579519580
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.72 x 8 inches
- Publisher : Notoir Books (December 10, 2020)
- Language: : English
“A vivid impression of a boastfully murderous mentality unique in Civil War historiography.”
This auto-biography, as a record of bloody deeds, dare-devil exploits and thrilling adventures, will have no rival in the catalogue of wonders. It unfolds, with minute accuracy, the exploits of Samuel S. Hildebrand, a member of the Irregular military forces in the Civil War era.
The guerrilla-actions initiated by these so-called ‘Bushwhackers’ often escalated into a succession of atrocities committed by both sides, and many were the occasions where suspects from the other side were executed or tortured without trial.
Mr. Hildebrand from Missouri was not a nice guy. He describes raids and executions his band of men carried out. This self-serving but fascinating account is a valuable addition to the canon of Civil War literature.
by Samuel S Hildebrand, A Wendell Keith M.D., James W Evans.