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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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The Fighting Men of the Civil War provide us with perhaps the clearest view possible of those soldiers of another age, and in doing so allows us to go some way toward sharing with them America's terrible civil conflict. We can hardly hope to understand a nation at war with itself if we know nothing of the people who did the fighting.

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The Fighting Men of the Civil War provide us with perhaps the clearest view possible of those soldiers of another age, and in doing so allows us to go some way toward sharing with them America's terrible civil conflict. We can hardly hope to understand a nation at war with itself if we know nothing of the people who did the fighting.

Shifting the focus from the officers to the men in the ranks, Davis shows readers the common soldier's Civil War, including basic training, life in the camps and on the march, and the experience of combat, imprisonment, and sickness. 266 photos & illustrations, 84 in color.

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571451934
Publisher:
Thunder Bay Press
Publication date:
08/01/1999
Series:
Rebels and Yankees Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
10.33(w) x 13.16(h) x 0.95(d)

Meet the Author


William C. Davis is professor of history at Virginia Tech and Director of Programs at Virginia Tech's Virginia Center for Civil War Studies. He has written more than fifty books on the Civil War and Southern history.

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