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

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Author: Leander Stillwell
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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: 1406893803
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Number of pages: 200
Author: Leander Stillwell
Publisher: Echo Library

Download and read online The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War 1861 1865 in PDF and EPUB A personal narrative detailing events in the American Civil War.

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: 1535544570
Release Date: 2016-07-27
Number of pages: 138
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 Leander Stillwell was a Union soldier in the American Civil War who wrote a very in-depth memoir of his experiences. Stillwell's book is one of the greatest on the Civil War, as he tells many stories about the battles he fought in that were never heard before. Other interesting parts of the book includes him meeting General Sherman and seeing General Grant.

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

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ISBN: 1520828462
Release Date: 2017-03-22
Number of pages: 198
Author: Leander Leander Stillwell

Download and read online The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War in PDF and EPUB How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Illustrated About The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War by Leander Stillwell The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War 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 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.

Hardtack and Coffee Or The Unwritten Story of Army Life

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ISBN: WISC:89067420463
Release Date: 1887
Number of pages: 408
Author: John Davis Billings

Download and read online Hardtack and Coffee Or The Unwritten Story of Army Life in PDF and EPUB This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 Excerpt: ...unmindful that they must first go to school and learn the art of war from its very beginnings, and right at that point their sorrows began. I think the greatest cross they bore consisted in being compelled to settle down in home camp, as some regiments did for months, waiting to be sent off. Here they were in sight of home in many cases, yet outside of its comforts to a large extent; soldiers, yet out of danger; bidding their friends a tender adieu to-day, because they are to leave them--perhaps forever--to-morrow. But the morrow comes, and finds them still in camp. Yes, there were soldiers who bade their friends a long good-by in the morning, and started for camp expecting that very noon or afternoon to leave for the tented field, but who at night returned again to spend a few hours more at the homestead, as the departure of the regiment had been unexpectedly deferred. The soldiers underwent a great deal of wear and tear from false alarms of this kind, owing to various reasons. Sometimes the regiment failed to depart because it was not full; sometimes it was awaiting its field officers; sometimes complete equipments were not to be had; sometimes it was delayed to join an expedition not yet ready; and thus, in one way or other, the men and their friends were kept long on the tiptoe of expectation. Whenever a rumor became prevalent that the regiment was surely going to leave on a certain day near at hand, straightway there was an exodus from camp for home, some obtaining a furlough, but more going without one, to take another touching leave all around, for the dozenth time perhaps. Many of those who lived too far away to be sure of returning in time, remained in camp, and telegraphed friends to meet them at some large centre, as they passed through on the sp...

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

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.

Soldiers Blue and Gray

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

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For Cause and Comrades

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ISBN: 0199741050
Release Date: 1997-04-03
Number of pages: 256
Author: James M. McPherson
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online For Cause and Comrades in PDF and EPUB General John A. Wickham, commander of the famous 101st Airborne Division in the 1970s and subsequently Army Chief of Staff, once visited Antietam battlefield. Gazing at Bloody Lane where, in 1862, several Union assaults were brutally repulsed before they finally broke through, he marveled, "You couldn't get American soldiers today to make an attack like that." Why did those men risk certain death, over and over again, through countless bloody battles and four long, awful years ? Why did the conventional wisdom -- that soldiers become increasingly cynical and disillusioned as war progresses -- not hold true in the Civil War? It is to this question--why did they fight--that James McPherson, America's preeminent Civil War historian, now turns his attention. He shows that, contrary to what many scholars believe, the soldiers of the Civil War remained powerfully convinced of the ideals for which they fought throughout the conflict. Motivated by duty and honor, and often by religious faith, these men wrote frequently of their firm belief in the cause for which they fought: the principles of liberty, freedom, justice, and patriotism. Soldiers on both sides harkened back to the Founding Fathers, and the ideals of the American Revolution. They fought to defend their country, either the Union--"the best Government ever made"--or the Confederate states, where their very homes and families were under siege. And they fought to defend their honor and manhood. "I should not lik to go home with the name of a couhard," one Massachusetts private wrote, and another private from Ohio said, "My wife would sooner hear of my death than my disgrace." Even after three years of bloody battles, more than half of the Union soldiers reenlisted voluntarily. "While duty calls me here and my country demands my services I should be willing to make the sacrifice," one man wrote to his protesting parents. And another soldier said simply, "I still love my country." McPherson draws on more than 25,000 letters and nearly 250 private diaries from men on both sides. Civil War soldiers were among the most literate soldiers in history, and most of them wrote home frequently, as it was the only way for them to keep in touch with homes that many of them had left for the first time in their lives. Significantly, their letters were also uncensored by military authorities, and are uniquely frank in their criticism and detailed in their reports of marches and battles, relations between officers and men, political debates, and morale. For Cause and Comrades lets these soldiers tell their own stories in their own words to create an account that is both deeply moving and far truer than most books on war. Battle Cry of Freedom, McPherson's Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the Civil War, was a national bestseller that Hugh Brogan, in The New York Times, called "history writing of the highest order." For Cause and Comrades deserves similar accolades, as McPherson's masterful prose and the soldiers' own words combine to create both an important book on an often-overlooked aspect of our bloody Civil War, and a powerfully moving account of the men who fought it.

The Untried Life

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ISBN: 9780804040471
Release Date: 2012-08-21
Number of pages: 512
Author: James T. Fritsch
Publisher: Ohio University Press

Download and read online The Untried Life in PDF and EPUB Told in unflinching detail, this is the story of the Twenty-Ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, also known as the Giddings Regiment or the Abolition Regiment, after its founder, radical abolitionist Congressman J. R. Giddings. The men who enlisted in the Twenty-Ninth OVI were, according to its lore, handpicked to ensure each was as pure in his antislavery beliefs as its founder. Whether these soldiers would fight harder than other soldiers, and whether the people of their hometowns would remain devoted to the ideals of the regiment, were questions that could only be tested by the experiment of war. The Untried Life is the story of these men from their very first regimental formation in a county fairground to the devastation of Gettysburg and the march to Atlanta and back again, enduring disease and Confederate prisons. It brings to vivid life the comradeship and loneliness that pervaded their days on the march. Dozens of unforgettable characters emerge, animated by their own letters and diaries: Corporal Nathan Parmenter, whose modest upbringing belies the eloquence of his writings; Colonel Lewis Buckley, one of the Twenty-Ninth’s most charismatic officers; and Chaplain Lyman Ames, whose care of the sick and wounded challenged his spiritual beliefs. The Untried Life shows how the common soldier lived—his entertainments, methods of cooking, medical treatment, and struggle to maintain family connections—and separates the facts from the mythology created in the decades after the war.

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.

Civil War Soldiers

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ISBN: 0140263330
Release Date: 1997
Number of pages: 274
Author: Reid Mitchell
Publisher: Penguin Group USA

Download and read online Civil War Soldiers in PDF and EPUB Provides insight into the men who fought a devastating war