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Courage Under Fire: Profiles in Bravery from the Battlefields of the Civil War

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“If it is necessary that I should fall on the battlefield for . . . my courage does not halt or falter” – Major Sullivan Ballou, 1861, prior to the Battle of Bull Run

In Courage Under Fire, award-winning historian Wiley Sword captures the fervor of a nation at war with itself; a war that pitted brother against brother. Through the immediacy of diaries and letters written no
Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 29th 2011 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published November 13th 2007)
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Okay. I give up. I tried. I really did. But this book was sooooooo boring. It would've been a good book if I was a total Civil War buff, but I'm not. I had a hard time deciphering which side the people were fighting for. And it was wordy. Really wordy. I've been holding on to it for like 2 months, and it's not worth it anymore.

I thought it really strange that the author was commending the Confederate Army so much with their bravery and leadership. Last time I checked, it was the Confederates who
I am just about done with this book. I am a Civil War buff and cannot get enough of the history and experiences from it. When I am reading this book, I feel immense gratitude for the sacrifice of each man and woman who gave their lives for the beliefs they had in fighting such a war. It is truly marvelous to be an American.
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