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Marching with Sherman: Through Georgia and the Carolinas with the 154th New York
     

Marching with Sherman: Through Georgia and the Carolinas with the 154th New York

by Mark H. Dunkelman
 

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Marching with Sherman: Through Georgia and the Carolinas with the 154th New York presents an innovative and provocative study of the most notorious campaigns of the Civil War — Union General William Tecumseh Sherman's devastating 1864 "March to the Sea" and the 1865 Carolinas Campaign. The book follows the 154th New York regiment through three states and

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Marching with Sherman: Through Georgia and the Carolinas with the 154th New York presents an innovative and provocative study of the most notorious campaigns of the Civil War — Union General William Tecumseh Sherman's devastating 1864 "March to the Sea" and the 1865 Carolinas Campaign. The book follows the 154th New York regiment through three states and chronicles 150 years, from the start of the campaigns to their impact today. Mark H. Dunkelman expands on the brief accounts of Sherman's marches found in regimental histories with an in-depth look at how one northern unit participated in the campaigns and how they remembered them decades later. Dunkelman also includes the often-overlooked perspective of southerners — most of them women — who encountered the soldiers of the 154th New York. In examining the postwar reminiscences of those staunch Confederate daughters, Dunkelman identifies the myths and legends that have flourished in the South for more than a century. Marching with Sherman concludes with Dunkelman's own trip along the 154th New York's route through Dixie — echoing the accounts of previous travelers — and examining the memories of the marches that linger today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807143780
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
04/02/2012
Series:
Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Mark H. Dunkelman is a historian, artist, and musician living in Providence, Rhode Island. Marching with Sherman is his fifth book on various aspects of the history of the 154th New York Volunteer Infantry, the Civil War regiment in which his great-grandfather served.

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