What the Private Saw - The Civil War Letters and Diaries of Oney Foster Sweet

The generals did
not see what the privates saw.

Books News - April 8, 2015

What the Private Saw

The Civil War Letters & Diaries of Oney Foster Sweet

Edited and annotated by Larry M. Edwards


  • 5-star book review — "Enthralling, Well-Written and One of the Best Collections of Soldier Letters and Diary Entries" — reviewed by Gene C. Armistead, author, Horses and Mules of the Civil War

  • KPBS radio interview (San Diego)
    Wednesday, April 8, 12:40-1 p.m.
    broadcast: 89.5 FM; streaming online: http://www.kpbs.org/radio/livestream/
    podcast: details to come

  • San Diego Union-Tribune: article by John Wilkens slated for Thursday, April 9; link to online version to come

  • Facebook virtual launch party: Thursday, April 9, noon till the smoke clears; excerpts, music, door prizes, with the grand prize being this cool Civil War pen

  • Live Launch Party: Sunday, April 12, 2-5 p.m., in San Diego, contact me for details if you did not get an invitation (if you plan on coming, please RSVP if you haven't already so we have plenty of refreshments; festivities include door prizes, with the grand prize being a Civil War pen, as well as live readings, music, sing-alongs, and toasts (with "a ration of whiskey")

  • Availability:

  • Bookstore events and public appearances TBA

  • San Diego Civil War Roundtable: tentatively set for October or November, details to come


Larry Edwards


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