New Hampshire and the Civil War: Voices from the Granite State

New Hampshire and the Civil War: Voices from the Granite State

by Bruce D. Heald
     
 

The Granite State has a remarkable record of service during the Civil War. It supplied a total of 10,657 recruits for the infantry, cavalry and field artillery divisions in 1861, with the majority of these first recruits enlisting for three years of service. Historian Bruce Heald lets the soldiers and sailors tell their stories in their own words by weaving together…  See more details below

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The Granite State has a remarkable record of service during the Civil War. It supplied a total of 10,657 recruits for the infantry, cavalry and field artillery divisions in 1861, with the majority of these first recruits enlisting for three years of service. Historian Bruce Heald lets the soldiers and sailors tell their stories in their own words by weaving together the letters to those left behind--families in Portsmouth and Nashua and sweethearts in Concord and Manchester. Heald includes brief introductions to each volunteer regiment, accounts of more than one hundred personal letters and an in-depth look at camp life. This book offers a personal and intimate connection with New Hampshire during the War Between the States through the voices of its heroic sons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014364942
Publisher:
The History Press, Inc.
Publication date:
05/25/2012
Series:
civil war , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Bruce Heald is a graduate of Boston University, the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and Columbia Pacific University. He is presently an adjunct professor of American military history at Plymouth State University and a fellow in the International Biographical Association and the World Literary Academy in Cambridge, England. Dr. Heald is the recipient of the Gold Medal of Honor for literary achievement from the American Biographical Institute (1993). From 2005 to 2008, he was a state representative to the General Court of New Hampshire. He resides in Meredith, New Hampshire, with his family. Dr. Heald has written several books on the history of New Hampshire and wishes to preserve and write the legacy of the Civil War through the soldiers' letters and diaries.

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