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The Soldier's Pen: Firsthand Impressions of the Civil War

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They are all infantrymen; none were commissioned officers. One is a German-speaking artist whose sole record is nineteen stunning watercolors that cover a year's enlistment. Another is a free black from Syracuse, New York. Six are from slave states, one of whom was a Unionist.
Drawing from the more than 60,000 documents housed in the privately held Gilder Lehrman
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Hardcover, 248 pages
Published November 14th 2006 by Hill & Wang
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Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Totally aweseom book and one I will use with my students! I actually got to spend a week with the Gilder-Lehrman foks at Columbia University and meet the curator of their archives. If you want to know what the war was really like for the soldiers themselves you will find it all in their letters and diaries. Multiple perspectives and no two men the same.
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Robert Bonner earned his A.B. at Princeton University and his PhD at Yale University. He has held teaching positions at the University of Southern Maine, Michigan State University, and Amherst College, and currently teaches at Dartmouth College.