Civil War City

Civil War City

by William J. Miller
     
 
Centrally located and only a few hours from the front lines, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, became a very important crossroads for the Union war effort. Inside the city, Camp Curtain was the Civil War equivalent of Fort Bragg or Paris Island. This book describes the background, training, and leisure time activities of the soldiers as well as the interactions between war

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Centrally located and only a few hours from the front lines, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, became a very important crossroads for the Union war effort. Inside the city, Camp Curtain was the Civil War equivalent of Fort Bragg or Paris Island. This book describes the background, training, and leisure time activities of the soldiers as well as the interactions between war and society. It adds an important chapter to the story of the common soldier. This is an account of the war from the soldier's point of view.

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Booknews
Camp Curtin, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was a base of supply and a major hospital depot just a few hours from the front by train. It was of critical importance especially during the organization of militia during the invasions of 1862 and 1863. This account adds a chapter to the story of the common Civil War soldier, with descriptions of the experiences of the men who lived at Camp Curtin. Includes b&w historical photos. Originally published as . Miller has published extensively on the Civil War. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Courier
Anyone interested in the Army of the Potomac and Pennsylvania units will find the book a gold mine of information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572492370
Publisher:
White Mane Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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This study opens a brand-new vista for Civil War research and writing.

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