The Story Of A Common Soldier Of Army Life In The Civil War 1861 1865 Illustrated Edition

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ISBN: 9781786251183
Release Date: 2015-11-06
Number of pages: 521
Author: Leander Stillwell
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

Download and read online The Story Of A Common Soldier Of Army Life In The Civil War 1861 1865 Illustrated Edition in PDF and EPUB Includes Civil War Map and Illustrations Pack – 224 battle plans, campaign maps and detailed analyses of actions spanning the entire period of hostilities. “A story of the great war between the States—told from the ranks This is an engaging recollection of the American Civil War by one of its most humble participants an ordinary soldier—later an NCO of the Union Army—in the 61st Regiment of the Illinois Infantry. His story, written in old age is surprisingly fresh, vital and full of concise detail. Here, clearly, is a man who relished recalling his time in the army and had many interesting stories of camp, campaign and battlefield action to tell. Leander Stillwell was a westerner and member of the Union army of the West, so within these pages the reader will find accounts of the Battle of Shiloh, the siege of Corinth, Iuka, Salem Cemetery, Vicksburg, Devall’s Bluff, Little Rock, the Clarendon Expedition, Murfreesboro and the fight at Wilkinson’s Pike.”-Print ed.


The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War 1861 1865

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ISBN: 0559613458
Release Date: 2008-11
Number of pages: 308
Author: Leander Stillwell
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

Download and read online The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War 1861 1865 in PDF and EPUB Leander Stillwell (1843-1934) was an American lawyer, judge and a pioneer attorney who co-created the first bar of Erie. From 1861 to 1865 he was with the Union army joining as a private of Company D, Sixty-first Regiment, Illinois Infantry Volunteers. He was appointed Corporal, then Sergeant and later First Sergeant in 1863, and re-enlisted in 1864, at Little Rock, Arkansas. He participated in the battle of Shiloh, the siege of Vicksburg, and several minor engagements. His experiences were published as The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865 (1917/20). In 1876 he was elected a member of the lower house of the Kansas Legislature. He was a republican and held various township offices, both in Illinois and Kansas, and was quite active in civic affairs. In 1883 he was elected judge of the Seventh Judicial District. He was re-elected judge of the same district in 1887, 1891, 1895 and 1899, and resigned in 1907.



The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War

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ISBN: 1540820165
Release Date: 2016-12-10
Number of pages: 198
Author: Leander Stillwell
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Download and read online The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War in PDF and EPUB Why buy our paperbacks? Most Popular Gift Edition - One of it's kind Printed in USA on High Quality Paper Expedited shipping Standard Font size of 10 for all books 30 Days Money Back Guarantee Fulfilled by Amazon Unabridged (100% Original content) BEWARE OF LOW-QUALITY SELLERS Don't buy cheap paperbacks just to save a few dollars. Most of them use low-quality papers & binding. Their pages fall off easily. Some of them even use very small font size of 6 or less to increase their profit margin. It makes their books completely unreadable. About The Story of A Common Soldier of Army Life In The Civil War The Story of a Common Soldier is a compelling coming of age tale that will appeal not only to Civil War buffs but to anyone who enjoys autobiographies. Written at the urging of his youngest son, when Stillwell was a mature man-a lawyer, judge, and member of the Kansas legislature, it combines graphic detail (provided by his war diary and letters written at the time to his family) with the insights of a thoughtful man looking back on those horrific times.


The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War 1861 1865

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ISBN: 0559613431
Release Date: 2008-11
Number of pages: 308
Author: Leander Stillwell
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

Download and read online The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War 1861 1865 in PDF and EPUB Leander Stillwell (1843-1934) was an American lawyer, judge and a pioneer attorney who co-created the first bar of Erie. From 1861 to 1865 he was with the Union army joining as a private of Company D, Sixty-first Regiment, Illinois Infantry Volunteers. He was appointed Corporal, then Sergeant and later First Sergeant in 1863, and re-enlisted in 1864, at Little Rock, Arkansas. He participated in the battle of Shiloh, the siege of Vicksburg, and several minor engagements. His experiences were published as The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865 (1917/20). In 1876 he was elected a member of the lower house of the Kansas Legislature. He was a republican and held various township offices, both in Illinois and Kansas, and was quite active in civic affairs. In 1883 he was elected judge of the Seventh Judicial District. He was re-elected judge of the same district in 1887, 1891, 1895 and 1899, and resigned in 1907.


The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War Illustrated

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ISBN: 1540460681
Release Date: 2016-11-18
Number of pages: 210
Author: Leander Stillwell
Publisher:

Download and read online The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War Illustrated in PDF and EPUB The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War is a riveting war novel by Leander Stillwell, who fought on the Union side. His recollections are published here with all of the original illustrations. Set throughout the entirety of the American Civil War of 1861-1865, this book offers us a vivid step-by-step account of one ordinary man's journey from being a raw recruit just eighteen years old, to a seasoned and practiced veteran. Stillwell's participation in various battles, notably Shiloh and Wilkinson's Peak, as well as several smaller skirmishes, is gripping storytelling which also fulfils a role as a running narrative upon how the war progressed. In contrast to the biographies of officers such as Ulysses S. Grant or William Sherman, Stillwell's account is immersed in the culture of the front-line fighter. He recalls precisely nature of the battle tactics, the behaviors of enemy and friend alike, recounting closely the movements he and his company made and the split second decisions they took. Today, Stillwell's account of his service is among the most valued first-hand sources from the conflict. Written by Stillwell in response to the groundswell of interest in the U.S. Civil War which occurred in the late 19th and early 20th century, this book's publication in 1920 met with a warm response and intense interest, with Stillwell enjoying modest fame in late life.


The Civil War Diary of a Common Soldier

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ISBN: 0807125938
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 216
Author: William Wiley
Publisher: LSU Press

Download and read online The Civil War Diary of a Common Soldier in PDF and EPUB William Wiley was typical of most soldiers who served in the armies of the North and South during the Civil War. A poorly educated farmer from Peoria, he enlisted in the summer of 1862 in the 77th Illinois Infantry, a unit that participated in most of the major campaigns waged in Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Alabama. Recognizing that the great conflict would be a defining experience in his life, Wiley attempted to maintain a diary during his years of service. Frequent illnesses kept him from the ranks for extended periods of time, and he filled the many gaps in his diary after the war. When viewed as a postwar memoir rather than a period diary, Wiley's narrative assumes great importance as it weaves a fascinating account of the army life of Billy Yank. Rather than focus on the noble and heroic aspects of war, Wiley reveals how basic the lives of most soldiers actually were. He describes at length his experiences with sickness, both on land and at sea, and the monotony of daily military life. He seldom mentions army leaders, evidence of how little private soldiers knew of them or the larger drama in which they played a part. Instead, he writes fondly of his small circle of regimental friends, fills his pages with refreshing anecdotes, records troop movements, details contact with civilians, and describes the appearance of the countryside through which he passed. In the epilogue, Terrence J. Winschel recounts Wiley's complex and often frustrating struggle to obtain his military pension after the war. Wiley was an ingenious misspeller, and his words are transcribed just as he wrote them more than 130 years ago. Through his simple language, we come to know and care for this common man who made a common soldier. His story transcends the barriers of time and distance, and places the reader in the midst of men who experienced both the horror and the tedium of war. Winschel's rich annotation fleshes out Wiley's narrative and provides an enlightening historical perspective. Scholars and buffs alike, especially those fascinated by operations in the lower Mississippi Valley and along the Gulf Coast, will relish Wiley's honest portrait of the ordinary serviceman's Civil War.


The Life of Johnny Reb

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ISBN: 0807104752
Release Date: 1978
Number of pages: 444
Author: Bell Irvin Wiley
Publisher: LSU Press

Download and read online The Life of Johnny Reb in PDF and EPUB Offers a composite portrait of the Southern soldier during the Civil War


Hardtack and Coffee

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ISBN: 9781623580452
Release Date: 2012-08-11
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Author: John Billings
Publisher: Tales End Press

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The Life of Billy Yank

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ISBN: 0807133752
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 454
Author: Bell Irvin Wiley
Publisher: LSU Press

Download and read online The Life of Billy Yank in PDF and EPUB In this companion to The Life of Johnny Reb, Bell Irvin Wiley explores the daily lives of the men in blue who fought to save the Union. With the help of many soldiers' letters and diaries, Wiley explains who these men were and why they fought, how they reacted to combat and the strain of prolonged conflict, and what they thought about the land and the people of Dixie. This fascinating social history reveals that while the Yanks and the Rebs fought for very different causes, the men on both sides were very much the same. "This wonderfully interesting book is the finest memorial the Union soldier is ever likely to have.... [Wiley] has written about the Northern troops with an admirable objectivity, with sympathy and understanding and profound respect for their fighting abilities. He has also written about them with fabulous learning and considerable pace and humor.


Behind the blue and gray

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ISBN: 0590468391
Release Date: 1994
Number of pages: 102
Author: Delia Ray
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Testament

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ISBN: 1416583130
Release Date: 2008-06-30
Number of pages: 288
Author: Benson Bobrick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Testament in PDF and EPUB The story of the author's great-grandfather's Civil War experience, based on a remarkable set of newly discoverd letters—a powerful, moving addition to the firsthand soldiers' accounts of the Civil War. Dear Mother, I was very glad to hear from home this morning. It is the first time since I left Otterville. We marched from Sedalia 120 miles....I almost feel anxious to be in a battle & yet I am almost afraid. I feel very brave sometimes & think if I should be in an engagement, I never would leave the field alive unless the stars & stripes floated triumphant. I do not know how it may be. If there is a battle & I should fall, tell with pride & not with grief that I fell in defense of liberty. Pray that I may be a true soldier. Not since Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage have the trials and tribulations of a private soldier of the Civil War been told with such beguiling force. The Red Badge of Courage, however, was fiction. This story is true. In Testament, Benson Bobrick draws upon an extraordinarily rich but hitherto untapped archive of material to create a continuous narrative of how that war was fought and lived. Here is virtually the whole theater of conflict in the West, from its beginnings in Missouri, through Kentucky and Tennessee, to the siege of Atlanta under Sherman, as experienced by Bobrick's great-grandfather, Benjamin W. ("Webb") Baker, an articulate young Illinois recruit. Born and raised not far from the Lincoln homestead in Coles County, Webb had stood in the audience of one of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, become a staunch Unionist, and answered one of Abraham Lincoln's first calls for volunteers. The ninety-odd letters on which his story is based are fully equal to the best letters the war produced, especially by a common soldier; but their wry intelligence, fortitude, and patriotic fervor also set them apart with a singular and still-undying voice. In the end, that voice blends with the author's own, as the book becomes a poignant tribute to his great-grandfather's life -- and to all the common soldiers of the nation's bloodiest war.


A Mississippi Rebel in the Army of Northern Virginia

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ISBN: 0807127345
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 370
Author: David Holt
Publisher: LSU Press

Download and read online A Mississippi Rebel in the Army of Northern Virginia in PDF and EPUB Born the eighth child in a wealthy Mississippi plantation family in 1843, David Eldred Holt joined Company K of the 16th Mississippi Regiment in 1861 and served in the Eastern theater throughout the Civil War. Late in his life, at a time when many former soldiers, both Union and Confederate, were reliving their memories of that event, Holt penned this memoir, recounting the idyllic life of an affluent southern boy before the war and the exhilarating, sometimes humorous, often terrifying experiences of a common soldier in camp and in battle. This new edition has been expanded to include Holt's never-before-published diary entries from the last year of the war.


Soldiers Blue and Gray

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ISBN: 1570032998
Release Date: 1998
Number of pages: 278
Author: James I. Robertson
Publisher: Reaktion Books

Download and read online Soldiers Blue and Gray in PDF and EPUB The poignant tale of Johnny Reb & Billy Yank.


Army Life in a Black Regiment

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ISBN: OXFORD:590486218
Release Date: 1870
Number of pages: 296
Author: Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Publisher: Dungan Books

Download and read online Army Life in a Black Regiment in PDF and EPUB This book - originally a series of essays - was written by a Union colonel from New England, in charge of black troops training off the coast of the Carolinas. It offers a refreshing portrait of life in the Union Army as the narrator captures the raw humor that develops among the men in combat.