Last to Join the Fight: The 66th Georgia Infantry (BOK)

Daniel Cone

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Raised and commanded by early-war veteran James Cooper Nisbet, the 66th Georgia Infantry assembled at Macon in summer 1863, suffered through a winter of discontent in Dalton, charged into enemy fire at Peach Tree Creek and Atlanta, and slogged through the rain and mud of Franklin and Nashville before surrendering. Drawing on newspapers, letters, and diaries, this book details the hard realities of service in a Civil War regiment, the often-flawed memories of Colonel Nisbet, and also plumbs census records to reconstruct the social makeup of the 66th. A sample group of more than 500 men displays the extent of poverty in the ranks, and considers how variables in a soldier's age, family status, home location, or economic background determined devotion or desertion, as well as survivors in the postwar period, amidst hard times and historical forgetfulness. This story offers not a noble epic about valiant fighting men, but rather the bloody-ground truths about the Civil War.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Daniel Cone
Turpin DEDS Orphans
ISBN 9780881464757
Antall sider 277 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 499 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of the Americas, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, American Civil War