By David Thackery

ISBN-10: 0873386094

ISBN-13: 9780873386098

interest piqued by way of poems written by means of his great-great-grandmother, one recounting the satisfaction and nervousness of a tender girl as she witnessed her brother going off to struggle in a conflict to avoid wasting the Union, and the opposite telling the tale of his demise in conflict initiated David Thackery's scholarly exploration into the historical past of the Sixty-sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry and the wartime background of Champaign County, Ohio, from which it was once recruited. not just an army historical past, a mild and unsure carry is additionally a penetrating and provocative social background which bargains with the house entrance, morale, reenlistment, and the reminiscence and commemoration of the battle. The phrases and tales of person infantrymen supply intensity and substance to the regiment's event. the good dividing lie crucial catalyst within the construction of regimental delight and id, used to be the creation to strive against. on the subject of the Sixty-sixth, its first wrestle event was once Port Republic. This set those infantrymen except the civilian international whose buildings and protections have been not suitable. the recent veterans have been now divorced from the safety in their civilian lives and will depend merely on each other in concerns which have been really existence and death.

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