Civil War books by Jeffrey R. Biggs
A 1914 memoir of a private who served with little distinction in the Baltimore Light Artillery. An honest and unvarnished assessment of the reality of the life of an eighteen year-old artillerist in the Federal army.
Largely forgotten in post-Civil War memory, They Fought for the Union revisits these Border State soldiers through a wealth of untapped sources, personal accounts, and soldier's diaries while alway placing these conflicted soldiers into the larger context of the Army of the Potomac's struggles in the Eastern Theater of the war. From the original recruitment as a three-month regiment to the end of the conflict four years later, the author's candid retelling of these extraordinary and oftentimes flawed men is riveting.
In the winter of 1884, nearly twenty years after the close of the Civil War, surviving members of the First Delaware Regiment Association requested that its original adjutant, William Seville, prepare a brief history of the regiment's exploits in the late war.
This revised edition of the original work, while maintaing the dialouge and prose of the original work, adds context by adding new voices to the work from other soldier's letters, diaries and accounts fo the battles as they experienced it. New content uncovered during research on this fascinating regiment has been added in the form of footnotes and appendices.
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