The Seventh Rhode Island Infantry in the Civil Warby Robert Grandchamp
Suffering a casualty rate of more than 80 percent by the war's end, the Seventh Rhode Island participated in some of the fiercest battles of the Civil War. From its muster in the fall of 1862 through the death of the Seventh's last surviving veteran in 1939, this regimental history follows the Seventh from Providence, Rhode Island, through the swamps of the Mississippi to the grueling Overland Campaign, providing a gripping historical narrative enlivened by the words of those who were actually present. Researched primarily from firsthand sources such as letters and diaries, it includes period photographs, portraits and sketches.
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Meet the Author
Robert Grandchamp is the author of numerous articles on Rhode Island's Civil War past. A graduate student at Rhode Island College in Providence, he resides in Warwick.
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I have had a small interest in the Civil War since the 1980s when the movie glory came out. Because I had an ancestor in the 7th RI and after hearing this author speak at my local library I was anxious to receive this item. I was not disappointed. In a flowing narrative the author tells of the life and death struggle of the Seventh RI. He brings each charectar to life that it was almost like being in the Civil War as they charged this hill or marched through bad weather. One of the most touching parts was reading the diary of a mother who had a son in the Seventh. Grandchamp leaves out no details and tells us about the political backstabbing, horrible wounds, and unspeakable illness that this regiment had to combat. I enjoyed this book greatly and was amazed by it. It truly was History at its best.