All for the Union: The Civil War Diary and Letters of Elisha Hunt Rhodes

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All for the Union is the eloquent and moving diary of Elisha Hunt Rhodes, who enlisted into the Union Army as a private in 1861 and left it four years later as a 23-year-old lieutenant colonel after fighting hard and honorably in battles from Bull Run to Appomattox. Anyone who heard these diaries excerpted on the PBS-TV series The Civil War will recognize his accounts of those campaigns, which remain outstanding for their clarity and detail. Most of all, Rhodes's words reveal the motivation of a common Yankee ...
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All for the Union is the eloquent and moving diary of Elisha Hunt Rhodes, who enlisted into the Union Army as a private in 1861 and left it four years later as a 23-year-old lieutenant colonel after fighting hard and honorably in battles from Bull Run to Appomattox. Anyone who heard these diaries excerpted on the PBS-TV series The Civil War will recognize his accounts of those campaigns, which remain outstanding for their clarity and detail. Most of all, Rhodes's words reveal the motivation of a common Yankee foot soldier, an otherwise ordinary young man who endured the rigors of combat and exhausting marches, short rations, fear, and homesickness for a salary of $13 a month and the satisfaction of giving "all for the union."

Anyone who heard these diaries of a common Union soldier excerpted on the PBS-TV documentary The Civil War will recognize Elisha Hunt Rhodes' accounts of campaigns from Bull Run to Appomattox, which remain outstanding for their clarity and detail. "This remarkable diary chronicles the career of one of the Civil War's most remarkable soldiers."--James M. McPherson. 70 photos.

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Featured in the PBS-TV documentary The Civil War , Union soldier Elisha Hunt Rhodes's diary chronicles that bloody conflict from Bull Run to Appomattox. Photos. (July)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780517584279
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/13/1991
  • Edition description: 1st Orion ed
  • Pages: 256

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