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A Time of War: A Northern Chronicle of the Civil War
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Stuart Murray draws upon Berkshire County, Massachusetts diaries, letters, newspapers, military reports, church journals, and gravestones to tell the stories of the black Union soldiers drawn from New England factories and farms, and comprising the 54th Regiment. Here the reader will encounter Medal of Honor winners, Confederate generals, women volunteers, prisoners of war, leading abolitionists, pacifists, shopkeepers, poets, writers, artists, politicians, and a host of others, all contributing to a vivid portraits of the horrors and glories of the Civil War.
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Drawing on Berkshire County, Massachusetts, diaries, letters, newspaper and military reports, and church journals, this account tells the stories of New England factory and farmboy soldiers, the celebrated 54th African-American regiment, Confederate generals, women volunteers, prisoners of war, poets, shopkeepers, and pacifists. This portrait of the war's horror and glories will interest residents of New England as well as Civil War buffs. Includes b&w historical photos and illustrations. Murray has under his belt 11 non-fiction and 11 historical fiction books.
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From the noted author of America's Song and Kipling in Vermont, comes the first book to look at the effects of the Civil War on a cross-section of New England life. Drawing upon diaries, letters, newspaper and military reports, church journals, and even gravestones, the author tells the stories of farmboy soldiers, the celebrated 54th (featured in the film "Glory"), heroes, Confederate generals, women volunteers, deserters, pacifists, shopkeepers, and others. This vivid portrait of the war's horrors and glories will fascinate residents of New England and all Civil War buffs.
This vivid portrait of the war's horrors and glories will fascinate residents of New England and all Civil War buffs.
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Stuart A. P. Murray
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