Soldier's General is a long overdue book. The letters
of Lafayette McLaws will be read and consulted for years
by historians and students of the Civil War. It is an
important and fine book."
Wert, author of Gettysburg Day Three
much of the war, Lafayette McLaws held the senior major
general's rank in the Army of Northern Virginia. His extensive
letters, skillfully transcribed from the almost illegible
originals by John Oeffinger, constitute a rich
and virtually untapped lode of primary evidence
from an officer of major importance."
K. Krick, author of Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain
and The Smoothbore Volley That Doomed the Confederacy.