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Your brother in arms : a Union soldier's odyssey /
Robert C. Plumb.
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Columbia, Mo. ; London : University of Missouri Press, c2011.
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xvi, [6] p. of plates, 310 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 25 cm.
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0826219209, 9780826219206 :
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Columbia, Mo. ; London : University of Missouri Press, c2011.
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0826219209
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Machine generated contents note: ch. One The Volunteer -- National War Climate, Recruitment, and War Preparations, August-September 1862 -- ch. Two Into the Fray -- Antietam, Sharpsburg Area, September-October 1862 -- ch. Three On the March -- Maryland, Harper's Ferry, and Virginia, November-December 1862 -- ch. Four "Carnage and Destruction" -- Fredericksburg, December 1862 -- ch. Five Mud, Morale, and Monotony, January-April 1863 -- ch. Six "This Coveted Ground" -- Chancellorsville, April-June 1863 -- ch. Seven Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee, June-July 1863 -- ch. Eight "Pack Up and March," August-October 1863 -- ch. Nine "Shooing Geese across a Creek" and Decision at Mine Run, October-December 1863 -- ch. Ten Winter Encampment, January-April 1864 -- ch. Eleven The Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, and North Anna River -- The Overland Campaign and Hospital Recovery, April-uly 1864 -- ch. Twelve "Hold on with a Bull Dog Grip" -- Petersburg, July-September 1864 -- ch. Thirteen "Strong Men Strengthened and the Weak Made Strong" -- Petersburg and the Weldon Railroad Raid, October-December 1864 -- ch. Fourteen "He Knows Not What a Day or Hour May Bring Forth" -- Dabney's Mills and Second Hatcher's Run, January-March 1865 -- ch. Fifteen "The Beautiful Captain" -- Five Forks, March-April 1865 -- ch. Sixteen "What Will Become of All These Men?" The Postwar Years, 1865-1898.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-286) and index.
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"[ Your Brother in Arms] flows along at an engaging pace, always giving the reader a keen feel and understanding of McClelland's perceptions and psyche. That these letters were penned by a young man still in his teens and then early 20s stuns the reader. Thoroughly researched and presented, this important collection will appeal to even the most seasoned armchair general. It reflects the outstanding efforts of McClelland, Plumb and the University of Missouri Press."-Paul Taylor, Civil War News, January 2012
"The McClelland letters are good, informative, substantive primary sources. They contain insights into the sentiments and services of a citizen-soldier who rose from private to captain in the 155th Pennsylvania, a famous fighting regiment of the Army of the Potomac, 1862-1865."-Richard J. Sommers, author of Richmond Redeemed: The Siege at Petersburg "[ Your Brother in Arms] flows along at an engaging pace, always giving the reader a keen feel and understanding of McClelland's perceptions and psyche. That these letters were penned by a young man still in his teens and then early 20s stuns the reader. Thoroughly researched and presented, this important collection will appeal to even the most seasoned armchair general. It reflects the outstanding efforts of McClelland, Plumb and the University of Missouri Press."-Paul Taylor, Civil War News, January 2012 "[Your Brother in Arms] is a valuable contribution to Civil War studies."-James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of Battle Cry of Freedom "Your Brother in Armsis an excellent resource for those interested in the 155th Pennsylvania, as well as a useful material on the Army of the Potomac in general. Of specific interest, and as the heart of the book, are McClelland's letters. They range from evocative and philosophical to whimsical and heart-wrenching, and are full of rich content. They help us understand not only McClelland the soldier, but also of more importance, McClelland the man."-Scott Mingus, Cannonball
"Your Brother in Armsis an excellent resource for those interested in the 155th Pennsylvania, as well as a useful material on the Army of the Potomac in general. Of specific interest, and as the heart of the book, are McClelland's letters. They range from evocative and philosophical to whimsical and heart-wrenching, and are full of rich content. They help us understand not only McClelland the soldier, but also of more importance, McClelland the man."-Scott Mingus, Cannonball
"[Your Brother in Arms] is a valuable contribution to Civil War studies."-James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of Battle Cry of Freedom
"The McClelland letters are good, informative, substantive primary sources. They contain insights into the sentiments and services of a citizen-soldier who rose from private to captain in the 155th Pennsylvania, a famous fighting regiment of the Army of the Potomac, 1862-1865." -Richard J. Sommers, author of Richmond Redeemed: The Siege at Petersburg
"The McClelland letters are good, informative, substantive primary sources. They contain insights into the sentiments and services of a citizen-soldier who rose from private to captain in the 155th Pennsylvania, a famous fighting regiment of the Army of the Potomac, 1862-1865."-Richard J. Sommers, author of Richmond Redeemed: The Siege at Petersburg "[ Your Brother in Arms] flows along at an engaging pace, always giving the reader a keen feel and understanding of McClelland's perceptions and psyche. That these letters were penned by a young man still in his teens and then early 20s stuns the reader. Thoroughly researched and presented, this important collection will appeal to even the most seasoned armchair general. It reflects the outstanding efforts of McClelland, Plumb and the University of Missouri Press."-Paul Taylor, Civil War News, January 2012
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George P. McClelland, a member of the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry in the Civil War, witnessed some of the war’s most pivotal battles during his two and a half years of Union service. Death and destruction surrounded this young soldier, who endured the challenges of front line combat in the conflict Lincoln called “the fiery trial through which we pass.” Throughout his time at war, McClelland wrote to his family, keeping them abreast of his whereabouts and aware of the harrowing experiences he endured in battle. Never before published, McClelland’s letters offer fresh insights into camp life, battlefield conditions, perceptions of key leaders, and the mindset of a young man who faced the prospect of death nearly every day of his service. Through this book, the detailed experiences of one soldier-examined amidst the larger account of the war in the eastern theater-offer a fresh, personal perspective on one of our nation’s most brutal conflicts. Your Brother in Armsfollows McClelland through his Civil War odyssey, from his enlistment in Pittsburgh in the summer of 1862 and his journey to Washington and march to Antietam, followed by his encounters in a succession of critical battles: Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania Court House, the North Anna River, Petersburg, and Five Forks, Virginia, where he was gravely injured. McClelland’s words, written from the battlefield and the infirmary, convey his connection to his siblings and his longing for home. But even more so, they reflect the social, cultural, and political currents of the war he was fighting. With extensive detail, Robert C. Plumb expounds on McClelland’s words by placing the events described in context and illuminating the collective forces at play in each account, adding a historical outlook to the raw voice of a young soldier. Beating the odds of Civil War treatment, McClelland recovered from his injury at Five Forks and was discharged as a brevet-major in 1865-a rank bestowed on leaders who show bravery in the face of enemy fire. He was a common soldier who performed uncommon service, and the forty-two documents he and his family left behind now give readers the opportunity to know the war from his perspective. More than a book of battlefield reports, Your Brother in Arms: A Union Soldier’s Odysseyis a volume that explores the wartime experience through a soldier’s eyes, making it an engaging and valuable read for those interested in American history, the Civil War, and military history.
Main Description
George P. McClelland, a member of the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry in the Civil War, witnessed some of the war's most pivotal battles during his two and a half years of Union service. Death and destruction surrounded this young soldier, who endured the challenges of front line combat in the conflict Lincoln called "the fiery trial through which we pass." Throughout his time at war, McClelland wrote to his family, keeping them abreast of his whereabouts and aware of the harrowing experiences he endured in battle. Never before published, McClelland's letters offer fresh insights into camp life, battlefield conditions, perceptions of key leaders, and the mindset of a young man who faced the prospect of death nearly every day of his service. Through this book, the detailed experiences of one soldier-examined amidst the larger account of the war in the eastern theater-offer a fresh, personal perspective on one of our nation's most brutal conflicts. Your Brother in Armsfollows McClelland through his Civil War odyssey, from his enlistment in Pittsburgh in the summer of 1862 and his journey to Washington and march to Antietam, followed by his encounters in a succession of critical battles: Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania Court House, the North Anna River, Petersburg, and Five Forks, Virginia, where he was gravely injured. McClelland's words, written from the battlefield and the infirmary, convey his connection to his siblings and his longing for home. But even more so, they reflect the social, cultural, and political currents of the war he was fighting. With extensive detail, Robert C. Plumb expounds on McClelland's words by placing the events described in context and illuminating the collective forces at play in each account, adding a historical outlook to the raw voice of a young soldier. Beating the odds of Civil War treatment, McClelland recovered from his injury at Five Forks and was discharged as a brevet-major in 1865-a rank bestowed on leaders who show bravery in the face of enemy fire. He was a common soldier who performed uncommon service, and the forty-two documents he and his family left behind now give readers the opportunity to know the war from his perspective. More than a book of battlefield reports, Your Brother in Arms: A Union Soldier's Odysseyis a volume that explores the wartime experience through a soldier's eyes, making it an engaging and valuable read for those interested in American history, the Civil War, and military history.
Main Description
George P. McClelland, a member of the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry in the Civil War, witnessed some of the war's most pivotal battles during his two and a half years of Union service. Death and destruction surrounded this young soldier, who endured the challenges of front line combat in the conflict Lincoln called "the fiery trial through which we pass." Throughout his time at war, McClelland wrote to his family, keeping them abreast of his whereabouts and aware of the harrowing experiences he endured in battle. Never before published, McClelland's letters offer fresh insights into camp life, battlefield conditions, perceptions of key leaders, and the mindset of a young man who faced the prospect of death nearly every day of his service. Through this book, the detailed experiences of one soldier- examined amidst the larger account of the war in the eastern theater-offer a fresh, personal perspective on one of our nation's most brutal conflicts. Your Brother in Armsfollows McClelland through his Civil War odyssey, from his enlistment in Pittsburgh in the summer of 1862 and his journey to Washington and march to Antietam followed by his encounters in a succession of critical battles: Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania Court House, the North Anna River, Petersburg, and Five Forks, Virginia, where he was gravely injured. McClelland's words, written from the battlefield and the infirmary, convey his connection to his siblings and his longing for home. But even more so, they reflect the social, cultural, and political currents of the war he was fighting. With extensive detail, Robert C. Plumb expounds on McClelland's words by placing the events described in context and illuminating the collective forces at play in each account, adding a historical outlook to the raw voice of a young soldier. Beating the odds of Civil War treatment, McClelland recovered from his injury at Five Forks and was discharged as a brevet-major in 1865-a rank bestowed on leaders who show bravery in the face of enemy fire. He was a common soldier who performed uncommon service, and the forty- two documents he and his family left behind now give readers the opportunity to know the war from his perspective. More than a book of battlefield reports,Your Brother in Arms: A Union Soldier's Odysseyis a volume that explores the wartime experience through a soldier's eyes, making it an engaging and valuable read for those interested in American history, the Civil War, and military history.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
The VolunteerùNational War Climate, Recruitment, and War Preparations, August-September 1862p. 1
Into the FrayùAntietam, Sharpsburg Area, September-October 1862p. 17
On the MarchùMaryland, Harper's Perry, and Virginia, November-December 1862p. 36
"Carnage and Destruction"ùFredericksburg, December 1862p. 50
Mud, Morale, and Monotony, January-April 1863p. 65
"This Coveted Ground"ùChancellorsville, April-June 1863p. 79
Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee, June-July 1863p. 95
"Pack Up and March," August-October 1863p. 119
"Shooing Geese across a Creek" and Decision at Mine Run, October-December 1863p. 145
Winter Encampment, January-April 1864p. 162
The Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, and North Anna River-The Overland Campaign and Hospital Recovery, April-uly 1864p. 179
"Hold on with a Bull Dog Grip"ùPetersburg, July-September 1864p. 203
"Strong Men Strengthened and the Weak Made Strong"ù Petersburg and the Weldon Railroad Raid, October-December 1864p. 224
"He Knows Not What a Day or Hour May Bring Forth"ù Dabney's Mills and Second Hatcher's Run, January-March 1865p. 239
"The Beautiful Captain"ùFive Forks, March-April 1865p. 254
"What Will Become of All These Men?" The Postwar Years, 1865-1898p. 267
Notesp. 279
Bibliographyp. 283
Indexp. 287
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