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Lincoln's Veteran Volunteers Win the War: The Hudson Valley's Ross Brothers and the Union's Fight for Emancipation

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Looking at the lives of the four Ross brothers, dedicated Union soldiers from upstate New York s Washington County, Lincoln s Veteran Volunteers Win the War offers a dramatic, in-depth account of struggle, devotion, family, and faith during the American Civil War. Three of the four brothers Daniel, Melancton, and William were among the two hundred thousand who enlisted for ...more
Hardcover, 450 pages
Published November 13th 2008 by State University of New York Press (first published November 6th 2008)
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Lee
Feb 02, 2015 Lee rated it liked it
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I picked up Lincoln’s Veteran Volunteers Win the War (State University of NY, 2008) because I know the author. Reid Ross has written not only a history of his ancestors’ Union army service during the Civil War, but a detailed account of army life during the war. Thirty years of research stands behind Ross’s ability to narrate, blow-by-blow, the battles in which his ancestors fought. In a factual and surprisingly gripping manner, he succeeds in letting the reader hear, see, and smell the war. The ...more
Morris Haimowitz
Jan 27, 2009 Morris Haimowitz rated it it was amazing
I was surprised to learn that the author's grandfather was captured, spent ten months in a Confederate
prison, and one of his great uncles was blinded in Sherman's march on Atlanta, and another great uncle
was killed in the Battle of the Wilderness, making the Civil War like a recent event. The four hundred pages of details of the lives of these soldiers provide an intimate on the spot description of men leaving the army to help their destitute families at harvest time, and then reenlisting. Daily
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