9780803214941

The Memoirs of Brigadier General William Passmore Carlin, U.S.A

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  • ISBN13:

    9780803214941

  • ISBN10:

    0803214944

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-12-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
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Summary

William Passmore Carlin (18291903), a native of Illinois, graduated from West Point in 1850 and served on frontier duty and in Utah before the Civil War. He began his Civil War career as the colonel of an Illinois regiment, served with distinction in early fighting in Missouri and Mississippi, and participated in important command roles at the battles of Perryville, Stones River, Liberty Gap, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Buzzard Roost, Resaca, Kennesaw Mountain, Jonesboro, and Bentonville and at the siege of Atlanta. He was a successful and important brigade and division commander from Perryville to Sherman's March to the Sea and into the Carolinas at the close of the war. Carlin remained in the army until he retired in 1893 as a brigadier general after significant further service in the West. To supplement Carlin's memoirs, the editors have provided two biographical essays and extensive annotation. They have consulted manuscript holdings in twenty-five repositories, including pertinent material from diaries, letters, reminiscences, and unit histories written by contemporaries. Readers of these memoirs have a rare chance to follow the career of an officer from the 1850s through Reconstruction and beyond.

Author Biography

Robert I. Girardi is president of the Chicago Civil War Roundtable and coeditor, with Peter Cozzens, of The Military Memoirs of General John Pope.



Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes Jr. is the author of numerous books, including Pride of the Confederate Artillery: The Washington Artillery in the Army of Tennessee.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
viii(1)
Editors' Preface ix
William P. Carlin, 1829-1861 1(9)
1 Frontier Service in the Old Army
10(19)
2 The War in Missouri, 1861
29(9)
3 The War in Missouri, 1862
38(11)
4 Corinth
49(11)
5 Perryville
60(8)
6 Stones River
68(19)
7 The Tullahoma Campaign
87(11)
8 Chickamauga
98(10)
9 Chattanooga
108(13)
10 North Georgia
121(9)
11 Jonesboro
130(15)
12 Sherman's March to the Sea
145(10)
13 Savannah
155(11)
14 The Carolinas Campaign
166(17)
15 Bentonville
183(12)
16 Reconstruction in the South
195(6)
William P. Carlin, 1872-1903 201(18)
Appendix: Carlin's Staff Officers 219(6)
Notes 225(78)
Bibliographical Note 303(2)
Index 305

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