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The 115th New York in the Civil War: A Regimental History

The 115th New York in the Civil War: A Regimental History

by Mark Silo
     
 

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This is the full story of the 115th New York, a unit with a unique history among Union Civil War regiments. Only two weeks after leaving home, the unit surrendered at Harpers Ferry in 1862. Sent to serve out its parole in Camp Douglas, Chicago, the regiment was convicted for burning its barracks and subsequently banished to Hilton Head, South Carolina. Later absolved,

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This is the full story of the 115th New York, a unit with a unique history among Union Civil War regiments. Only two weeks after leaving home, the unit surrendered at Harpers Ferry in 1862. Sent to serve out its parole in Camp Douglas, Chicago, the regiment was convicted for burning its barracks and subsequently banished to Hilton Head, South Carolina. Later absolved, the unit fought at Olustee, the Bermuda Hundred Campaign, Cold Harbor, The Battle of the Crater, and Fort Fisher, earning a place among Fox's fighting 300 union regiments, a distinction based on casualty counts. The 115th fought alongside African-American units and witnessed the liberation of thousands of slaves and captured Union soldiers. Appendices provide a chronology and regimental roster.

Editorial Reviews

North & South
an exemplary regimental history of the 115th New York...Silo tells the story of this regiment with great skill, compassion, and insight. Potential writers of regimental histories should obtain a copy of this book if only to see how it ought to be done. Silo well deserves a bow in the spotlight for his accomplishment in kneading all this material into a book that is a pleasure to read and to review
North Carolina and the Civil War blog
"splendid"
Civil War News
a masterfully written study of a regiment that deserves to be better known...an important study...well-written and informative

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786477203
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Civil engineer Mark Silo lives in Loudonville, New York.

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