On Many A Bloody Field

On Many A Bloody Field

Four Years in the Iron Brigade

Book - 1996
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... an excellent unit history of a renowned regiment... " --The Civil War News

... American history on a human scale... " --Kirkus Reviews

The author gives some of the best descriptions of the daily life of a Civil War soldier that can be found anywhere." --Library Journal

On Many a Bloody Field is a masterpiece of Civil War scholarship and painstaking historical research." --The Bookwatch

... meticulously researched, day-by-day history of Company B, 19th Indiana Infantry Regiment.... [T]he real essence of this book is its detailed attention to the common soldiers.... [A]s a representative of its genre, it probably is without many peers." --Journal of Southern History

On Many a Bloody Field follows one of the Civil War's most famous combat organizations--Company B, 19th Indiana Volunteers of the Iron Brigade, in a vivid account of ordinary people thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Alan Gaff follows the men from recruitment through mustering out, from the tedium of camp to the excitement of battle. A close-up view of the experience of war, told from the soldiers' perspective, often in the words of the men themselves.

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [1996], ©1996
ISBN: 9780253212948
Branch Call Number: 973.7472 Ga
Description: xviii, 499 pages : map, illustrations ; 24 cm


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