The 11th Wisconsin in the Civil War A Regimental History

The 11th Wisconsin in the Civil War A Regimental History

by Chris Christopher C. Wehner

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The 11th Wisconsin in the Civil War A Regimental History by Chris Christopher C. Wehner

This volume details the Civil War experiences of the 11th Wisconsin Volunteers as they traveled more than 9000 miles in the service of their country. The book looks at the attitude prevalent in Wisconsin at the start of the war and discusses the background of the men who comprised the regiment, 72 percent of whom were farmers. Compiled primarily from the letters and diaries of the men who served in the 11th Wisconsin, the work focuses on the firsthand day-to-day experiences of the common soldier, including rations (or lack thereof), clothing, disease, and, at times, the simple act of waiting. The 11th Wisconsin lost more men to disease than to battle, so their story presents an accurate picture not only of the heroic but also the sometimes humdrum yet perilous existence of the soldier. Appendices provide a list of occupations practiced by the men, dates of muster into service for the regiment's companies and a copy of a sermon delivered by George Wells after Lee's surrender in 1865.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786432103
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 04/16/2008
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Christopher C. Wehner is a history teacher in Colorado.

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