These thirty-nine accounts of or about American war experience
explore reactions to war made, waged, and justified by Americans
through the Civil War period. Accounts range from the obscure (and
sometimes unpublished) to the well-known. For each of the five eras
<-->the colonial period, the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the
War with Mexico, and the Civil War<-->the author gives an
introduction to the period and the writings, and a chronology. No
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