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    Boys from Rockville: Civil War Narratives (Voices of the Civil War) (Hardback) By (author) Benjamin Hirst, Edited by Robert L Bee

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    DescriptionThe 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry was formed in August 1862 and less than a month later its men were engaged in the fierce fighting at Bloody Lane during the battle of Antietam. This book presents an articulate, firsthand view of camp life and combat in the 14th, as told by Sgt. Benjamin Hirst of Company D, a unit composed largely of men from the mill town of Rockville. Hirst's wartime narratives consist of letters and journal entries written during his actual service. As such, they have a special freshness and immediacy lacking in most postwar memoirs and creative reconstructions of the war. Filled with details about the common soldier's experiences of army life, Hirst's writings also offer his views on the singular importance of personal courage in combat and of a marriage weathering the difficult separation brought on by war. Interspersed with Hirst's narrative is extensive commentary by Robert L. Bee that seeks to capture Hirst's worldview and the impact of his earlier life experiences upon his wartime portrayals.


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    Title
    Boys from Rockville
    Subtitle
    Civil War Narratives
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Benjamin Hirst, Edited by Robert L Bee
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 223
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 617 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781572330054
    ISBN 10: 1572330058
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: JW
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    BIC subject category V2: HBWJ
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SATLAN, CULT/SOEAST, TOPC/CIVLWR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17470
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036050
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/CONNEC
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/NEBRAS, GEOG/MARYLN
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB, 3JH
    BISAC V2.8: BIO008000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC21: 973.7446092
    Edition statement
    New.
    Publisher
    University of Tennessee Press
    Imprint name
    University of Tennessee Press
    Publication date
    15 July 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago
    Back cover copy
    The 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry was formed in August 1862 and less than a month later its men were engaged in the fierce fighting at Bloody Lane during the battle of Antietam. This book presents an articulate, firsthand view of camp life and combat in the 14th, as told by Sgt. Benjamin Hirst of Company D, a unit composed largely of men from the mill town of Rockville. Hirst's wartime narratives consist of letters and journal entries written during his actual service. As such, they have a special freshness and immediacy lacking in most postwar memoirs and creative reconstructions of the war. Filled with details about the common soldier's experiences of army life, Hirst's writings also offer his views on the singular importance of personal courage in combat and of a marriage weathering the difficult separation brought on by war. Interspersed with Hirst's narrative is extensive commentary by Robert L. Bee that seeks to capture Hirst's worldview and the impact of his earlier life experiences upon his wartime portrayals.