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The 22nd Maine Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War : a history and roster /
Ned Smith.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010.
description
viii, 252 p.
ISBN
0786448938 (softcover : alk. paper), 9780786448937 (softcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010.
isbn
0786448938 (softcover : alk. paper)
9780786448937 (softcover : alk. paper)
contents note
Maine and Louisiana : two states in a house curiously divided -- The raising of a Maine regiment -- Francis Ireland and the boys from Dexter -- Leaving Maine -- New camps, new sights -- The 22nd settles in to camp life -- Heading south : Banks' expedition sails for New Orleans and the lower Mississippi -- The reoccupation of Baton Rouge -- At Baton Rouge : balmy breezes and deadly diseases -- More sickness, surviving the cure, longing for home -- The first advance toward Port Hudson -- The men of the 22nd "see the animal" -- New Iberia and St. Martinville : a slave uprising; an escort for an ailing rebel officer -- No spring mustering out -- On to Port Hudson -- Assault on Port Hudson -- Up the Mississippi, past the rebels and home.
abstract
"The 22nd Maine Regiment joined General Nathaniel Banks' campaign in Louisiana, fighting at Irish Bend in two attacks on Port Hudson. Drawing on first-person accounts from soldiers, a company commander, and colonel, this military history follows the Civil War regiment from formation in 1862 to muster out in 1863"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
7322700
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Ned Smith is a military veteran, long time educator, and history professor at Husson University in Bangor, Maine.
Summaries
Main Description
This book follows the 22nd Maine Regiment from their formation through their part in General Nathaniel Banks' campaign in Louisiana and their return home for mustering out. Among other duties, The regiment took part in the fighting at Irish Bend and in the two ill-considered attacks at the Confederate bastion of Port Hudson. The book draws on first person accounts from private soldiers, a company commander, And The colonel of the regiment, In addition to official records and reports.
Main Description
The 22nd Maine Regiment joined General Nathaniel Banks' campaign in Louisiana, fighting at Irish Bend in two attacks on Port Hudson. Drawing on first-person accounts from soldiers, a company commander, and colonel, this military history follows the Civil War regiment from formation in 1862 to muster out in 1863.
Library of Congress Summary
"The 22nd Maine Regiment joined General Nathaniel Banks' campaign in Louisiana, fighting at Irish Bend in two attacks on Port Hudson. Drawing on first-person accounts from soldiers, a company commander, and colonel, this military history follows the Civil War regiment from formation in 1862 to muster out in 1863"--Provided by publisher.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Prefacep. 1
Introductionp. 3
Maine and Louisiana: Two States in a House Curiously Dividedp. 7
The Raising of a Maine Regimentp. 17
Francis Ireland and the Boys from Dexterp. 25
Leaving Mainep. 34
New Camps, New Sightsp. 44
The 22nd Settles in to Camp Lifep. 56
Heading South: Banks' Expedition Sails for New Orleans and the Lower Mississippip. 64
The Reoccupation of Baton Rougep. 74
At Baton Rouge: Balmy Breezes and Deadly Diseasesp. 84
More Sickness, Surviving the Cure, Longing for Homep. 95
The First Advance Toward Port Hudsonp. 107
The Men of the 22nd "See the Animal"p. 119
New Iberia and St. Martinville: A Slave Uprising; an Escort for an Ailing Rebel Officerp. 131
No Spring Mustering Outp. 140
On to Port Hudsonp. 149
Assault on Port Hudsonp. 166
The Fall of Port Hudson, Up the Mississippi and Homep. 178
Raising the Regimentsp. 185
Causes of Death in the Different Theaters of Warp. 203
Roster of the Twenty-Second Regimentp. 205
Chapter Notesp. 233
Bibliographyp. 245
Indexp. 247
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