Three Years in the Army of the Cumberland

Three Years in the Army of the Cumberland : The Letters and Diary of Major James A. Connolly

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... offers an unsurpassed chronicle of the war in the West." -Register of the Kentucky Historical SocietyThis eyewitness account brings a better understanding to a conflict that brought a nation to its knees." -Historical Media Review... an exceptional Civil War narrative. It has value for the military and literary historian." -War, Literature, and the ArtsThe letters and diary of Major James Austin Connolly, 123rd Illinois Infantry, constitute an unsurpassed record of Civil War campaigning in the West. Connolly had a flair for narrative, an eye for people and places, and a smooth and facile style. His accounts offer a realistic picture of day-to-day soldiering in the Civil War-of rough, spare living in the field, of boredom and fun in camp, of seemingly aimless scouts, and of the high excitement of battle.show more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 138.4 x 208.5 x 22.6mm | 482.72g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253210739
  • 9780253210739

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The letters and diary of Major James Austin Connolly, 123rd Illinois Infantry, constitute an unsurpassed record Civil War campaigning in the West. Connolly had a flair for narrative, an eye for people and places, and a smooth and facile style.show more

About Deceased James A Connolly

PAUL ANGLE was Director and Secretary of the Chicago Historical Society. He was author of many books, including Mary Lincoln, Wife and Widow (with Carl Sandburg), Here I Have Lived: A History of Lincoln's Springfield, A Shelf of Lincoln's Books, and The Lincoln Reader.show more

Table of contents

Preface to the New EditionIntroductionList of MapsInitiationLouisville and PerryvilleMinor ActionsTo TullahomaChicamagua-and StalemateLookout Mountain and Missionary RidgeA Period of PreparingThe Atlanta CampaignChasing HoodThe March to the SeaThrough the CarolinasIndexshow more

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