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Civil War Soldiers

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Drawing on diaries and letters, the focus of this pioneering study of the Civil War is on the men who fought it, caught up in a conflict whose causes and consequences seemed as complex and contradictory to the soldiers themselves as they do to us. "Fresh insights, startling descriptions and poignant human detail".--"Chicago Tribune".
Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 1st 1997 by Penguin Books (first published 1988)
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A Confederate officer stood alone at a crossroad goading his horse to move on in the aftermath of the Union retreat at BULL RUN. Sensing danger he glanced over his shoulder. A Yankee raced over the field tramping the freshly cut hay. As the Yankee drew closer he struggled to pull something from behind his back. The Confederate, with heart thumping through his uniform, pulled out his revolver and took aim.

The Yankee waved a white flag, stopping abruptly at some distance. He wavered there for a fe
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What was life actually like for the soldiers during the Civil War? Mitchell examines their letters to illuminate the answer to that question.
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