A thousand may fall : life, death, and survival in the Union Army / Brian Matthew Jordan
Book | Liveright Publishing Corporation, A division of W. W. Norton & Company | 2021 | First edition.
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Edition
First edition.
Description
360 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-342) and index.
Contents
"We feel it our duty" : August and September 1862 -- "To crush out the ... ungodly rebellion" : October to December 1862 -- "Stop all firing in the rear of us" : January to April 1863 -- "Completely and scientifically flanked" : April to May 1863 -- "Heaping upon us ... ignominy and shame" : May to July 1863 -- "All that mortal[s] could do" : July to August 1863 -- "We are not cowards" : August 1863 to February 1864 -- "So many hardships" : February 1864 to July 1865 -- "The feelings of a soldier" : July 1865 and beyond.
Summary
"From a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a pathbreaking history of the Civil War centered on a regiment of immigrants and their brutal experience of the conflict. Brian Matthew Jordan's Marching Home, a "powerful exploration" (Washington Post) of the fates of Union veterans, vaulted him into the first rank of Civil War historians. Now, in A Thousand May Fall, Jordan sends us trundling along dusty roads with the 107th Ohio, an ethnically German infantry regiment whose members battled nativism no less than Confederate rebels. The 107th was at once ordinary and exceptional: its ranks played central roles in two of the war's pivotal battles, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, even as language, identity, and popular perceptions of their loyalties set them apart. Drawing on many never-before-used sources, Jordan shows how, while enduring the horrible extremes of war, the men of the 107th Ohio contemplated the deeper meanings of the conflict-from personal questions of citizenship to the overriding matter of emancipation. A pioneering account from the view of the ordinary, immigrant soldier-200,000 native Germans fought for the Union, in total-A Thousand May Fall overturns many of our most basic assumptions about the bloodiest conflict in our history"-- Provided by publisher.
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Life, death, and survival in the Union Army
ISBN
9781631495144 (hardcover)
1631495143 (hardcover)
9781631495151 (epub)
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