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But Dodge was anything but an "armchair" military historian. As a lieutenant colonel in the Army of the Potomac's 101st and later the 119th New York infantry regiments, he participated in the ...
But Dodge was anything but an "armchair" military historian. As a lieutenant colonel in the Army of the Potomac's 101st and later the 119th New York infantry regiments, he participated in the Civil War's fiercest and costliest fighting in the Seven Days' Battle and Second Bull Run, where he was wounded. At Chancellorsville, Dodge's regiment -- surprised and routed by Stonewall Jackson's celebrated flanking maneuver -- found itself at the epicenter of the battle and subsequent controversy. Dodge's journal furnishes the best and most complete eyewitness account of the corps' ten-day experience marching and fighting. On the bloody field of Gettysburg, Dodge lost a leg and was temporarily taken prisoner.
Bright, articulate, and observant, Dodge kept an almost daily record of his service from June 1862 through July 1863, from the Peninsula Campaign to Gettysburg.
|1||Off to the Wars||1|
|2||The Seven Days||25|
|3||Waiting at Harrison's Landing||47|
|4||To the Plains of Manassas||73|
|5||Marking Time in the Eleventh Corps||93|
|6||A Winter of Discontent||113|
|7||Hooker Takes Command||157|
|8||Waiting for Spring||195|
|9||Defeated at Chancellorsville||229|
|10||Respite between Battles||259|
|11||On the Road to Gettysburg||279|
|Appendix||Left Wounded on the Field||309|
|About the Editor||341|