The Diary of a Civil War Marine: Private Josiah Gregg

The Diary of a Civil War Marine: Private Josiah Gregg

by Adrienne Sachse
     
 

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This is the firsthand account of a United States Marine during the American Civil War. Beside the average routine of shipboard life, Gregg experienced major battles and the hunt for Confederate raiders. Anyone who wants a better understanding of the navy during the Civil War, especially a scholar doing research, would appreciate this book.See more details below

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This is the firsthand account of a United States Marine during the American Civil War. Beside the average routine of shipboard life, Gregg experienced major battles and the hunt for Confederate raiders. Anyone who wants a better understanding of the navy during the Civil War, especially a scholar doing research, would appreciate this book.

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The Journal of America's Military Past
The diary is well-written, and the author takes time to write about life on board ship, his own sea sickness, being caught sleeping on watch, eating hardtack, waiting for mail, runs ashore, rumors circulating, desertion, boredom, entertainment, preparation for battle, battle, and the aftermath of battle. The diary covers both personal actions and ship-wide activities. We are thus able, through Gregg’s writing, to develop the ability to know the man penning this diary. In addition, the editors have done a commendable job of fleshing out and expanding the comments made by Gregg within his diary. . . .[R]eaders interested in the Marine Corps or the U.S. Navy during the Civil War will want this book in their library. It is a must-read for anyone considering writing on CSS Alabama or the Battle of Mobile Bay.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611475784
Publisher:
Fairleigh Dickinson
Publication date:
11/16/2012
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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