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Ernest L. Walker Jr.

Johnson City, Tennessee
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  • Company Aytch

  • A Side Show of the Big Show
  • By: Sam Watkins
  • Narrated by: Dan Calhoun
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Company Aytch

  • By Jan on 01-14-05

A Private's account of the UnCivil War

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Company Aytch to be better than the print version?

I don't know if the audio edition of Company Aytch is better than the printed version since it is out of publication and I have not read it but this is OUTSTANDING! Most accounts of the War are given by Generals or Historians and seem to be somewhat lopsided. Down to earth depictions of everyday life, as seen by the grunts that did the fighting. This audio is a winner.

What did you like best about this story?

The down to earth truisms that have not been brought to the forefront of history.

Which character – as performed by Dan Calhoun – was your favorite?

Sam Watkins

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me proud to be an American. To think of what our ancestors went thru to give us this great country makes me proud and grateful. Divided before, United today!

Any additional comments?

This and all Civil War accounts should be required reading in our schools today. Our children don't know, nor do they care why we are free. They only get the history that has been spinned to suite the victors. Americans need to be educated rather than indoctrinated.

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