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.

Sing Not War

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ISBN: 9780807877685
Release Date: 2011-06-01
Number of pages: 352
Author: James Marten
Publisher: UNC Press Books

Download and read online Sing Not War in PDF and EPUB After the Civil War, white Confederate and Union army veterans reentered--or struggled to reenter--the lives and communities they had left behind. In Sing Not War, James Marten explores how the nineteenth century's "Greatest Generation" attempted to blend back into society and how their experiences were treated by nonveterans. Many soldiers, Marten reveals, had a much harder time reintegrating into their communities and returning to their civilian lives than has been previously understood. Although Civil War veterans were generally well taken care of during the Gilded Age, Marten argues that veterans lost control of their legacies, becoming best remembered as others wanted to remember them--for their service in the war and their postwar political activities. Marten finds that while southern veterans were venerated for their service to the Confederacy, Union veterans often encountered resentment and even outright hostility as they aged and made greater demands on the public purse. Drawing on letters, diaries, journals, memoirs, newspapers, and other sources, Sing Not War illustrates that during the Gilded Age "veteran" conjured up several conflicting images and invoked contradicting reactions. Deeply researched and vividly narrated, Marten's book counters the romanticized vision of the lives of Civil War veterans, bringing forth new information about how white veterans were treated and how they lived out their lives.

Stop the Evil

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ISBN: UOM:39015008621107
Release Date: 1978
Number of pages: 202
Author: Robert I. Alotta
Publisher: Stan Clark Military Books

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Madness Malingering and Malfeasance

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ISBN: 1574888072
Release Date: 2005-01
Number of pages: 242
Author: R. Gregory Lande
Publisher: Potomac Books

Download and read online Madness Malingering and Malfeasance in PDF and EPUB In Madness, Malingering, and Malfeasance, R. Gregory Lande describes the struggle of the medical and legal professions and the U.S. government to cope with insubordination, substance abuse, and crime in the Civil War-era military. During the American Civil War, as in all wars, soldiers were wounded not just physically but emotionally as well. Good men traumatized by the violence of war were sometimes driven to their mental limits, while criminals and troubled individuals who had joined the ranks of the citizen armies found themselves in a more rigid environment in which to commit their transgressions. In the Civil War military, justice was swift and harsh and forgiveness difficult to come by. Citing numerous period documents, Dr. Lande demonstrates that the scientific understanding of mental illness and substance abuse was in its infancy during the mid-nineteenth century. He chronicles cases in which soldiers' mental afflictions or problems with severe alcohol abuse contributed to their misconduct, soldiers such as Leroy Shear, a.k.a. "Lorenzo Stewart," whose arrest after deserting from two different Union units resulted in an even more serious crime. Once charged with disobeying orders or committing a crime, soldiers faced an uncertain fate. While the requirements of military law have always differed from those of civilian law, Civil War troops did not have access to legal counsel unless they could afford to hire a lawyer themselves. The sad result was that many mentally ill, incompetent, and poor men were imprisoned for long periods or even put to death. Though a more sophisticated abuse developed after the war in the emerging field of forensic psychiatry, it would take many years for American society to reform the treatment of those deemed "criminally insane." Madness, Malingering, and Malfeasance shows that the effects of war unfolded in numerous compelling, tragic, and shocking events beyond the battlefield. It is an important contribution to the growing literature on the medical-legal aspects of the Civil War era.

The Rifle Musket in Civil War Combat

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105131740073
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 288
Author: Earl J. Hess

Download and read online The Rifle Musket in Civil War Combat in PDF and EPUB Challenges the longstanding view that the rifle musket revolutionized warfare during the Civil War, arguing instead that its actual impact was real but limited and specialized.

The Civil War Soldier

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ISBN: 0814798799
Release Date: 2002-09-01
Number of pages: 515
Author: Larry M. Logue
Publisher: NYU Press

Download and read online The Civil War Soldier in PDF and EPUB An anthology of twenty-seven selections combines nineteenth-century battlefield accounts of the Civil War with past and contemporary scholarship to offer a broad perspective on the soldiers' total experience.

The Nation Reunited

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ISBN: UOM:39015019424608
Release Date: 1987
Number of pages: 176
Author: Richard W. Murphy
Publisher: Time Life Education

Download and read online The Nation Reunited in PDF and EPUB Recounts how the nation recovered following the end of the Civil War

The Harp and the Eagle

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ISBN: 9780814799406
Release Date: 2006-11-01
Number of pages: 309
Author: Susannah Ural Bruce
Publisher: NYU Press

Download and read online The Harp and the Eagle in PDF and EPUB On the eve of the Civil War, the Irish were one of America's largest ethnic groups, and approximately 150,000 fought for the Union. Analyzing letters and diaries written by soldiers and civilians; military, church, and diplomatic records; and community newspapers, Susannah Ural Bruce significantly expands the story of Irish-American Catholics in the Civil War, and reveals a complex picture of those who fought for the Union. While the population was diverse, many Irish Americans had dual loyalties to the U.S. and Ireland, which influenced their decisions to volunteer, fight, or end their military service. When the Union cause supported their interests in Ireland and America, large numbers of Irish Americans enlisted. However, as the war progressed, the Emancipation Proclamation, federal draft, and sharp rise in casualties caused Irish Americans to question—and sometimes abandon—the war effort because they viewed such changes as detrimental to their families and futures in America and Ireland. By recognizing these competing and often fluid loyalties, The Harp and the Eagle sheds new light on the relationship between Irish-American volunteers and the Union Army, and how the Irish made sense of both the Civil War and their loyalty to the United States.

War on the Waters

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ISBN: 9780807835883
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 277
Author: James M. McPherson
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

Download and read online War on the Waters in PDF and EPUB A book with 23 illustrations, 19 maps, notes, a bibliography and an index offers a sweeping history of the Civil War navies in action.

Battle Chronicles of the Civil War 1861

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105007390912
Release Date: 1989
Number of pages: 2400
Author: James M. McPherson
Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library

Download and read online Battle Chronicles of the Civil War 1861 in PDF and EPUB Six lavishly illustrated volumes are a comprehensive guide to the Civil War. The volumes describe in detail battles from 1861 to 1865, featuring authentic narratives of each campaign. Chapters recreate the clash of armies, tactics, strategies and outcomes of battles.

Civil War Times Illustrated

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ISBN: UOM:39015072435640
Release Date: 1993
Number of pages:

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Public Library Catalog

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ISBN: UOM:39015017679864
Release Date: 1992
Number of pages:
Author: Juliette Yaakov

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Illustrated history of the Civil War

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ISBN: 0671068067
Release Date: 1984
Number of pages: 284
Author: Henry Steele Commager
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Download and read online Illustrated history of the Civil War in PDF and EPUB Profuse illustrations, paintings, and photographs, many from contemporary sources, accompany a review of slavery in the U.S. and the Civil War

The Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference

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ISBN: 9780684863504
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 949
Author: Margaret E. Wagner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference in PDF and EPUB A single-volume resource contains a timeline of the war; biographies of important figures; listings of major campaigns and battles; coverage of political and social movements during Antebellum, wartime, and Reconstruction periods; and a resource guide for further research. 35,000 first printing.