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One Hundred Days: The Civil War Diary of Norman Wilson

One Hundred Days: The Civil War Diary of Norman Wilson

by Nancy R. Smith, Annette Lamb
     
 
Norman Wilson was an ordinary man living in extraordinary times. Although a physical disability prevented him from enlisting early in the American Civil War, he was finally accepted in 1864 as a Hundred Days Man. As part of Company H, 134th Illinois Infantry, he served in Northwestern Kentucky in an area known for secessionist guerrillas. Just when Norman thought he

Overview

Norman Wilson was an ordinary man living in extraordinary times. Although a physical disability prevented him from enlisting early in the American Civil War, he was finally accepted in 1864 as a Hundred Days Man. As part of Company H, 134th Illinois Infantry, he served in Northwestern Kentucky in an area known for secessionist guerrillas. Just when Norman thought he was headed home, his service was unexpectedly extended when he was called to help protect Missouri's capital.

Filled with glimpses into the everyday life of a Hundred Day Man, this book provides a transcription of Norman's complete diary along with text that extends his narrative and images that illustrate his experiences. In addition, a biography of Norman Wilson and background information about the Hundred Days program is included.

Lovingly compiled by his great and great-great granddaughters, the book contains a wonderful look into one man's valiant Civil War service.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781493556137
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
10/30/2013
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)

Meet the Author

Nancy R. Smith
Nancy Ruth Smith, family historian, was born on a western Iowa farm. Her passion to share family genealogical background has motivated an interest in publishing family background information and collections. Nancy lives with her author husband in a little cabin in the Missouri Ozarks.

Mrs. Smith is semi-retired as manager of Vision to Action Publishing. Earlier she was an elementary teacher, at-home mom, library researcher, and office manager of an accounting firm. Her first book "Surfin ' The Internet: Practical Ideas from A to Z" was co-authored with Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson. "Newberys & the Net: Thematic Technology Connections" was co-authored with Annette Lamb. Family has always been her first career.

Her most recent book, co-authored with Annette Lamb, is titled After Glow: The Poetry of Laura Wilson Anderson.

She received her love of history from her grandmother and other family members. Nancy brings to the family stories the genealogy information she has acquired through a number of years of study. She is currently compiling family stories for a book combining storytelling with historical information.

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