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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
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 29th 2011 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published November 13th 2007)
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Sandra
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
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Pam
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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