9780486497136

A Yankee Private's Civil War

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486497136

  • ISBN10:

    0486497135

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-05-22
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Summary

Robert Hale Strong was just 19 years old when he marched off to the Civil War with the 105th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He not only survived to tell of his experiences, he provided the best and clearest insights into how the war looked and felt to an ordinary foot soldier. Written by the light of campfires and hastily scrawled while under fire, the Midwestern farm boy's notes formed the basis for his latter-day memoir.
A Yankee Private's Civil War chronicles a soldier's path from starry-eyed volunteer to hardened veteran with a combination of brutal realism and unwavering good humor. Strong's vivid accounts of the intensity of battle and the horrors of war are punctuated by his stories of day-to-day survival tactics and vignettes recounting the quiet heroism of his comrades in arms. His keen observations and perceptions constitute a historical treasure and essential reading for all Civil War buffs.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Prologue
We March Off to Wipe Treason from the Earth
Action at Last: The Bullets Hum Like Bugs
Under Fire Every Day for an Age
Kennesaw Mountain Was an Awful Place
We "Bummers" Go Foraging
If You Can't "Pick" Rebs, "Pick" Yanks
What an Army Hospital Was Like
Discipline Makes War Hell
We March from Atlanta to the Sea
A Private Cease-Fire along the Chattahoochee
"Our Bullets Will Make Sieves of Your Hides . . ."
We Head Through South Carolina
War Continues to Be Hell
We Fight Our Last Big Battle
Our Last Long March Proves a Killer
Homeward Bound, but Still Fighting
 

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