The Civil War Memoirs Of Erastus Winters, Corporal, Company K, 50, O.V.I.

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The complete, first person account of Corporal Erastus Winters, Company "K", 50, O.V.I., 1861-1865. Unedited and in his own words.

Perryville: "...minnie balls would strike the ground with a dull thud near us, or go singing over our heads like bees on the wing. We were ordered to unsling knapsacks, and place them in a pile, and get ready for business."

Franklin: "One wounded Rebel fell on my feet and another ...

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Overview

The complete, first person account of Corporal Erastus Winters, Company "K", 50, O.V.I., 1861-1865. Unedited and in his own words.

Perryville: "...minnie balls would strike the ground with a dull thud near us, or go singing over our heads like bees on the wing. We were ordered to unsling knapsacks, and place them in a pile, and get ready for business."

Franklin: "One wounded Rebel fell on my feet and another on my left shoulder, their life's blood soaking and staining my clothing to the skin."

Captured: "I shall never forget the humming, dismal sound of those messengers of death, as they passed over me and went whizzing over that field of blood, as I lay there a prisoner that night between the two lines of battle."

Prison: "A something within me seemed to say: 'Do not give up; do not despair; bear your burdens bravely; keep in good heart and spirits; you shall yet be welcomed back into the family circle.' Many of the poor boys did not have this hope within them and gave way to grief and homesickness, and the trials and hardships that came to them soon took them over the Dark River of Death."

Sultana: "No artist, I care not how clever he may be with his brush, can paint a picture as full of horrors as the picture that was painted on my memory, that April morning, 1865."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982814628
  • Publisher: Cold River Studio
  • Publication date: 3/29/2011
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

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  • Posted May 12, 2011

    Highly Recommended - a lost hero of the Civil War found!

    Erastus memoir's came to me from behind an old bookcase that hadn't been moved in many years. It lay in the dust of ages, bent and forgotten - just as Erastus himself had feared. That not only he but thousands of others like him would be forgotten, perhaps he says it best,

    It's an outrage and a shame that those brave boys and true, who gave their best days in defense of this government, and finally died a cruel death before reaching home, should be ignored and forgotten by those, whose delight it ought to be, to do them honor.

    Erastus memoirs are a rare treat, well written and they provide an insight rarely acheived for the common Civil War soldier, of their love of practical jokes, girls and their bravery in battle and respect for the flag. It has been my honor and privilage to bring them back into the public eye. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Battlefield Preservation and to the Sultana Memorial fund which will bring the Sultana tragedy (the worst maritime disaster in US history, which took the lives of more than were lost on the Titanic) into our collective US history.

    Lee Ann Newton

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