Gilbert Moxley Sorrel
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (Confederate States 1861-5)
Date of Birth: 1838
Date of Death: 1901
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Soldier, Historian, Bank Clerk
Military Branch: Confederate States Army
Turtledove Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): How Few Remain
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Confederate States
Gilbert Moxley Sorrel (February 23, 1838 – August 10, 1901) was a Confederate veteran of the American Civil War. After the war, he became a historian and memoirist.

Gilbert Moxley Sorrel in Southern VictoryEdit

Gilbert Moxley Sorrel had been a bank clerk in Savannah, when the War of Secession began in 1861. He left his job to join the Confederate Army, and on July 21, became a volunteer aide-de-camp, to Brig. Gen. James Longstreet. Sorrel served Longstreet faithfully for the remainder of the war.[1]

When Longstreet was elected President of the Confederate States, he asked Sorrel to serve as Chief of Staff at the Gray House.[2] In his capacity as Chief of Staff, Sorrel acted as a gatekeeper to Longstreet.[3][4]


  1. How Few Remain, pg. 31.
  2. Ibid., pg. 31
  3. Ibid., e.g, pg. 31, 84, 174, 404.
  4. See Inconsistencies in Turtledove's Work#Inconsistencies in Southern Victory.

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