William A. Fletcher

William A. Fletcher was a private in the Confederate Army during America’s Civil War who joined the famed Texas brigade under Stonewall Jackson in 1861. Fletcher saw action at Second Manassas, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Chancellorsville and Chickamauga. He was wounded several times and escaped from a moving Union prison train before the South’s surrender. In 1907, he published Rebel Private (Plume), a powerfully evocative account of his exploits and detailed recollections that spares none of the horror, courage, or absurdity of war.