Union Infantryman 1861–65

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Union Infantryman 1861–65

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A Union supporter once said, "What is a man's life worth if our glorious union is to be shattered by traitors?" President Lincoln's volunteers and conscripted soldiers expanded the permanent Union army to include 1,700 regiments of foot soldiers during the course of the war. Those who became part of "Mr. Lincoln's Army" came from various social and economic conditions, and they documented their day-to-day life in diaries, letters and memoirs. Drawing on these narratives, contemporary photographs, and meticulous archival research, this book provides a vivid account of the common Union infantryman from recruitment and training to his experiences on the battlefield during the American Civil War (1861-1865).

Table of Contents

Historical Background; Chronology; Recruitment; Renewing the ranks; 'No plaster saints' - Soldier life; Organization; Tactics; Training; Marksmanship; Ammunition and weapons; Routine and pastimes; Food; Crime, vice, and punishment; 'Last full measure' - On campaign; `Just Before the Battle Mother'; Representative engagements; Aftermath; Badges of courage; 'With malice toward none'; Hallowed ground; Battlefields and museums; Re-enactors; Collecting; The legacy; Bibliography; Full colour plate commentary.

Product details

Published May 25 2001
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841761763
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 60 b/w; 10 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 31
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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John White

John White was born in Knebworth, Hertfordshire, i…

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