A Southern Record

A Southern Record : The History Of The Third Regiment Louisiana Infantry (1866)

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This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.
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  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25mm | 756g
  • Kila, MT, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0548964076
  • 9780548964071

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Using letters and diaries assembled from former comrades as well as his own daily journal, Tunnard tells the story of his regiment and its extraordinary odyssey from the Gulf of Mexico to the Ozark Plateau and from the Indian Territory to Mobile Bay. He offers an extensive and valuable account of capture and parole at Vicksburg and includes muster rolls which will interest genealogists as well as Civil War scholars and history enthusiasts. With a clear eye for detail and an engaging, objective style, Tunnard conveys the pathos of war and recounts the trials of camp life, social conditions, and the war's affect on the civilian population. Noted Civil War scholar William L. Shea supports the original text with background on the regiment and the time period, sketching a helpful chronology of events. In retelling this remarkable story of comradeship, hardship, endurance, courage, pride, and eventual defeat, Tunnard and Shea give modern readers a rare glimpse of the war in the West.
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