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War of the People: Vermont Civil War Letters (99 Edition)

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An illustrated anthology of the most revealing Civil War letters by Vermont soldiers and homefront civilians.

Synopsis:

The Civil War left no Vermonters untouched, and few families free from pain. More than 140 letters — carefully selected from some 9000 in several archives — convey in personal terms the combat experience of Vermonters throughout the war. Vermont raised seventeen infantry regiments, one cavalry regiment, three batteries of light artillery and three companies of sharpshooters — nearly 35,000 soldiers in all. As a result of this impressive commitment, Vermont suffered one of the highest rates of military deaths of any Union state.

A War of the People covers the war chronologically, with editor Jeffrey D. Marshall providing running commentary on both the war overall, and Vermonters' experiences. Supplemented with maps and photographs, it includes many voices — from privates to colonels, mothers, wives, and best friends, young and old — writing about battle narratives, camp life, financial advice, family matters, and much more. An African-American soldier from Hinesburgh, a French-Canadian soldier who enlisted in Milton, and dozens of others record their experiences in unforgettable words. Marshall's battlefront/homefront choice of letters provides a deeper understanding of the social and political dimensions that, although secondary to military concerns, were an integral part of Vermont's war years.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-347) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780874519235
Editor:
Marshall, Jeffrey D.
Foreword:
Bearss, Edwin C.
Foreword by:
Bearss, Edwin C.
Foreword:
Bearss, Edwin C.
Editor:
Marshall, Jeffrey D.
Author:
Marshall, Jeffrey D.
Publisher:
University Press of New England
Location:
Hanover, NH :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Vermont
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
Personal narratives
Subject:
Soldiers -- Vermont -- Correspondence.
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
357
Dimensions:
10.00x7.04x1.03 in. 1.72 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Civil War left no Vermonters untouched, and few families free from pain. More than 140 letters — carefully selected from some 9000 in several archives — convey in personal terms the combat experience of Vermonters throughout the war. Vermont raised seventeen infantry regiments, one cavalry regiment, three batteries of light artillery and three companies of sharpshooters — nearly 35,000 soldiers in all. As a result of this impressive commitment, Vermont suffered one of the highest rates of military deaths of any Union state.

A War of the People covers the war chronologically, with editor Jeffrey D. Marshall providing running commentary on both the war overall, and Vermonters' experiences. Supplemented with maps and photographs, it includes many voices — from privates to colonels, mothers, wives, and best friends, young and old — writing about battle narratives, camp life, financial advice, family matters, and much more. An African-American soldier from Hinesburgh, a French-Canadian soldier who enlisted in Milton, and dozens of others record their experiences in unforgettable words. Marshall's battlefront/homefront choice of letters provides a deeper understanding of the social and political dimensions that, although secondary to military concerns, were an integral part of Vermont's war years.

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