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The memoirs of Brigadier General William Passmore Carlin, U.S.A. /
edited by Robert I. Girardi and Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes, Jr.
imprint
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c1999.
description
xiii, 321 p. : ill.
ISBN
0803214944 (cl : alk. paper)
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imprint
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c1999.
isbn
0803214944 (cl : alk. paper)
catalogue key
3343786
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"A masterful presentation of the well-written and compelling memoirs of a talented Union general. Carlin's knack for being in the thick of nearly every major Western battle makes his memoirs among the most important primary sources for the Civil War in the West."Peter Cozzens, author of This Terrible Sound: The Battle of Chickamauga
"A masterful presentation of the well-written and compelling memoirs of a talented Union general. Carlin's knack for being in the thick of nearly every major Western battle makes his memoirs among the most important primary sources for the Civil War in the West."Peter Cozzens, author ofThis Terrible Sound: The Battle of Chickamauga
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William Passmore Carlin (18291903), a native of Illinois, graduated from West Point in 1850 and served on frontier duty and in Utah before the Civil War. He began his Civil War career as the colonel of an Illinois regiment, served with distinction in early fighting in Missouri and Mississippi, and participated in important command roles at the battles of Perryville, Stones River, Liberty Gap, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Buzzard Roost, Resaca, Kennesaw Mountain, Jonesboro, and Bentonville and at the siege of Atlanta. He was a successful and important brigade and division commander from Perryville to Sherman's March to the Sea and into the Carolinas at the close of the war. Carlin remained in the army until he retired in 1893 as a brigadier general after significant further service in the West. To supplement Carlin's memoirs, the editors have provided two biographical essays and extensive annotation. They have consulted manuscript holdings in twenty-five repositories, including pertinent material from diaries, letters, reminiscences, and unit histories written by contemporaries. Readers of these memoirs have a rare chance to follow the career of an officer from the 1850s through Reconstruction and beyond.
Table of Contents
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Editors' Preface
William P. Carlin, 1829-1861p. 1
Frontier Service in the Old Armyp. 10
The War in Missouri, 1861p. 29
The War in Missouri, 1862p. 38
Corinthp. 49
Perryvillep. 60
Stones Riverp. 68
The Tullahoma Campaignp. 87
Chickamaugap. 98
Chattanoogap. 108
North Georgiap. 121
Jonesborop. 130
Sherman's March to the Seap. 145
Savannahp. 155
The Carolinas Campaignp. 166
Bentonvillep. 183
Reconstruction in the Southp. 195
William P. Carlin, 1872-1903p. 201
Carlin's Staff Officersp. 219
Notesp. 225
Bibliographical Notep. 303
Indexp. 305
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