Tenting Tonight: The Soldier's Life (Civil War)
James I. Robertson
Beautifully bound and illustrated volume on the Civil War featuring The Soldier's Life, Tenting Tonight.
Falls of 19th Massachusetts when he, like thou- the course. "If new the Army sands of other soldiers whose devotion to with cold cash provoked deep public resent- cause and duty remained high, reenlisted conscript to buy his way out of the ment. The commutation fee was $300, a that working men could scarcely afford, sum and the public outcry against the practice forced its abandonment. The r scum of had been exhausted, the recruitment brokers the supply of able-bodied.
And directed Confederate positions. tutes. For Federal soldiers with more leaves, the red-light districts of liberal New York Flanked by family and servant, Colonel James McMahon of the 164th New York (center) plays chess with his regimental surgeon. During the tranquil months between campaigns, the wives and children of officers often lived at camp. and Boston were the places to go, while men of the Western armies thronged to Cincinnati and Chicago. Alexandria, Virginia, across the.
122 members Eigh- of the gang were forced lines in and take off the Shenandoah Valley. for friendly II I Among the 8,000 Confederate offi- cers held at Fort Delaware (below), on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware was Presbyterian minister Handy, shown at right leading River, Isaac a prayer service. An inmate recalled that the minister "labored like an apostle, and his influence went far to counteract the evil tendencies of prolonged prison life." 123 The Prisoners' Plight.
Troops against the fire of a covered simply to devote them to destruction," lamented the Union's Major General John M. "The Schofield. greater the loss — greater the mass, the that is all." A man had to tap his deepest reservoirs of courage to face prospect without flinching. this his men of the wages of cowardice before they entered the fray at Antietam: "Men, you are about to engage in battle. You have never disgraced your State; won't this time. file If closers to.
And musket 20, 24, 150; multiple rifle loadings by, 159; officers, relations with, in, 61-62 65; photographs, eagerness for, 38; physical characteristics, 28, 37; regional and Light Infantry Tactics Hardee), 52 Road construction and repair, 52 origins, 28-29; self-examination, 71 among, 118, 129, 131, 133, 134-136; debilitation of, 128, 135; diseases among, Roberts, Derring, 92 Black troops; Confederate Army; and treatment of, 1 10, 113-122, 128-132, 136; medical services for, 118,.