Seeing the Elephant: Raw Recruits at the Battle of Shiloh

Seeing the Elephant: Raw Recruits at the Battle of Shiloh

by Joseph Allan Frank, George A. Reaves
     
 
"For those of us in today's armchair and unable to taste battle, Seeing the Elephant may be as close as we will get to the real thing." Blue & Gray Magazine "This is one of the better 'face of battle' books of the last decade. The authors have painstakingly reconstructed the terrible struggles at Shiloh as

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"For those of us in today's armchair and unable to taste battle, Seeing the Elephant may be as close as we will get to the real thing." Blue & Gray Magazine "This is one of the better 'face of battle' books of the last decade. The authors have painstakingly reconstructed the terrible struggles at Shiloh as experienced by 381 Union and Confederate raw recruits who were members of 160 green regiments and batteries, and who survived the battle. The recruits were selected on the basis of their correspondence which, in the judgment of the authors, contained at least ten responses to seventy-six questions that were compiled from studies of military sociology and combat psychology. . . . Some stimulating new thoughts, challenges to other interpretations, and the authors' skill make it a significant study to those who believe that there is still much to be learned about wars and about the men who fight in them." Civil War History

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ISBN-13:
9780313266928
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/1989
Series:
Contributions in Military Studies Series, #88
Pages:
215

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