The 24th Wisconsin Infantry in the Civil War : The Biography of a Regiment (1ST)

The 24th Wisconsin Infantry in the Civil War : The Biography of a Regiment (1ST)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 438 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780811708944
  • DDC分類 973.7475

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Formed in the summer of 1862, the 24th Wisconsin Infantry participated in many major battles of the Western theater, earning a reputation as a brave, hard-fighting unit. Unlike other unit histories, this book makes no attempt, as the author freely admits, to provide "an objective history" of the regiment. Rather, the book digs deeper, following the personal stories of the soldiers themselves, providing hundreds of individual vignettes that, taken together, paint a vivid picture of the life of a Union soldier. Includes the personal stories of members of the 24th, including Arthur McArthur, the father of General Douglas MacArthur.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    v
Introduction vii
Prologue ``Your indomitable Regiment.'' 1 (8)
The Great War Meeting 9 (13)
``What a trumpet sounds.''
The Volunteers 22 (21)
``Drums beat, fifes play, bands parade.''
Camp Sigel 43 (22)
``Undisciplined, undrilled and
unseasoned.''
Chaplin Hills-Perryville 65 (35)
``I wished myself at home.''
Between Battles 100(38)
``On the eve of exciting times.''
Stones River 138(39)
``The dread surroundings.''
A Long Winter Camp 177(38)
``Hope had to be left at the door.''
Chickamauga 215(33)
``My actions will tell all.''
Missionary Ridge 248(25)
``On, Wisconsin!''
Another Woeful Winter 273(15)
``The soldier's proudest epitaph.''
Onward to Atlanta 288(39)
``The land is filled with such horrid
scenes.''
The Final Battles 327(23)
``He lies where he fell.''
Epilogue ``He sleeps upon the field of his 350(25)
glory.''
Notes 375(36)
Bibliography 411(12)
Index 423