The Fighting Men of the Civil War

The Fighting Men of the Civil War

by William C. Davis, Russ A. Pritchard
     
 

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In The Fighting Men of the Civil War, William C. Davis shows us that for these soldiers the Civil War was far removed from politics, from the great question of slavery, even from the movement of armies. Shifting his focus from the officer to the men in the ranks, he begins with enlistment and training, follows with life in the camp and on the march, andSee more details below

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In The Fighting Men of the Civil War, William C. Davis shows us that for these soldiers the Civil War was far removed from politics, from the great question of slavery, even from the movement of armies. Shifting his focus from the officer to the men in the ranks, he begins with enlistment and training, follows with life in the camp and on the march, and concludes with experiences of combat, imprisonment, and sickness.

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From enlistment and training, to life in camp and on the march, Davis (author of several books on Southern history and the Civil War) reveals the reality of the common soldier's experience in the Civil War through a wealth of anecdotes and first-hand accounts. He highlights each branch of the service, including those combatants who have traditionally remained out of the limelight. Specially commissioned photographs depict their lives in camp, their uniforms and weapons, and other personal items. Other illustrations include artifacts, contemporary war photographs, and artworks of some of the war's major items of arms, equipment, and uniforms of both Confederate and Federal forces. Oversize: 10.50x13.25<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780806130606
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Series:
Rebels and Yankees Series
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,411,935
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 12.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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