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I Acted from Principle: The Civil War Diary of William McPheeters, Confederate Surgeon in the TransMississippi

by Pitcock, Cynthia Dehaven, Editor and Gurley, Bill J., Editor
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Retail Price: $34.95
Issue: Spring 2003
ISBN: 1557287252

After being harassed and arrested by Union authorities in St. Louis, Dr. McPheeters escaped with his family to Confederate lines where he became a surgeon under General Sterling Price. This diary is the first known daily account of the western Civil War by a Confederate doctor.

review of I Acted from Principle: The Civil War Diary of William McPheeters, Confederate Surgeon in the TransMississippi, by Pitcock, Cynthia Dehaven, Editor, Civil War Book Review, (Spring 2003).