On Many a Bloody Field

On Many a Bloody Field : Four Years in the Iron Brigade

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... an excellent unit history of a renowned regiment... " -The Civil War News... American history on a human scale... " -Kirkus ReviewsThe author gives some of the best descriptions of the daily life of a Civil War soldier that can be found anywhere." -Library JournalOn Many a Bloody Field is a masterpiece of Civil War scholarship and painstaking historical research." -The Bookwatch... meticulously researched, day-by-day history of Company B, 19th Indiana Infantry Regiment.... [T]he real essence of this book is its detailed attention to the common soldiers.... [A]s a representative of its genre, it probably is without many peers." -Journal of Southern HistoryOn Many a Bloody Field follows one of the Civil War's most famous combat organizations-Company B, 19th Indiana Volunteers of the Iron Brigade, in a vivid account of ordinary people thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Alan Gaff follows the men from recruitment through mustering out, from the tedium of camp to the excitement of battle. A close-up view of the experience of war, told from the soldiers' perspective, often in the words of the men themselves.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 520 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 35.56mm | 771.1g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 25 b&w photos, 5 figures
  • 0253212944
  • 9780253212948

Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionA Note on Quoted Material 1. Richmond City Greys 2. Camp Morton 3. Camp Kalorama 4. Affair at Lewinsville 5. Indiana Hospital 6. Arlington Heights 7. Headquarters Guard 8. Winter Camp 9. Spring Advance10. Arrival of Gibbon11. The Legging Mutiny12. Campaigning under Pope13. Brawner Farm14. Aftermath15. Battles in Maryland16. The Iron Brigade17. South to Fredericksburg18. Valley Forge19. Fitzhugh Crossing20. North Again21. Gettysburg22. Last Stand23. Back to Virginia24. Along the Rapidan25. The Veteran Question26. Veteran Furlough27. Arrival of Grant28. Into the Wilderness29. Grant's Campaign30. Nadir at Petersburg31. Weldon Railroad32. Betrayal33. 20th Indiana34. The Last Winter35. Appomattox36. PeaceEpilogue: HomeRoster of Company B, 19th Indiana VolunteersNotesBibliographyIndexshow more

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