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The Little War of Private Post: The Spanish-American War Seen Up Close

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Publisher Comments:

Charles Johnson Post (1873–1956) received not one but two handmade red flannel bellybands for protection against tropical fevers when he enlisted as a private in 1898 with the 71st New York Infantry. He was paid a monthly wage of $13.00, with an additional $1.30 combat pay per month. Setting off for what he later termed "the little wars that are the mere trivia of history," he came back to write "a mild chronicle of many little men who were painting on a big canvas, and of their little epic routines of life, with a common death at their elbow. It is only the little, but keen, tribulations that made the epic routine of an old-fashioned war."

Synopsis:

Charles Johnson Post (1873-1956) received not one but two handmade red flannel bellybands for protection against tropical fevers when he enlisted as a private in 1898 with the 71st New York Infantry. He was paid a monthly wage of $13.00, with an additional $1.30 combat pay per month. Setting off for what he later termed "the little wars that are the mere trivia of history," he came back to write "a mild chronicle of many little men who were painting on a big canvas, and of their little epic routines of life, with a common death at their elbow. It is only the little, but keen, tribulations that made the epic routine of an old-fashioned war."

About the Author

Graham A. Cosmas is chief of the General History Branch at the U.S. Army Center of Military History. He is the author of An Army for Empire: The United States Army in the Spanish-American War.
 
Mary Lou Gjernes is chief of the Collections Branch at the U.S. Army Center of Military History.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803287570
Subtitle:
The Spanish-American War Seen Up Close
Introduction:
Gjernes, Mary L.
Introduction:
Cosmas, Graham A.
Introduction:
Gjernes, Mary L.
Author:
Post, Charles J.
Author:
Gjernes, Marylou
Author:
Cosmas, Graham A.
Introduction:
Cosmas, Graham A.
Author:
Post, Charles Johnson
Publisher:
Bison Books
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Turn of the Century
Subject:
United States - Reconstruction Period (1865-1877)
Subject:
Spanish-american war, 1898
Subject:
Santiago Campaign, 1898.
Subject:
Soldiers as artists -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Soldiers as artists
Subject:
United states
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19990401
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
illus
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.05x5.38x.82 in. .87 lbs.

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Charles Johnson Post (1873-1956) received not one but two handmade red flannel bellybands for protection against tropical fevers when he enlisted as a private in 1898 with the 71st New York Infantry. He was paid a monthly wage of $13.00, with an additional $1.30 combat pay per month. Setting off for what he later termed "the little wars that are the mere trivia of history," he came back to write "a mild chronicle of many little men who were painting on a big canvas, and of their little epic routines of life, with a common death at their elbow. It is only the little, but keen, tribulations that made the epic routine of an old-fashioned war."
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