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A Citizen-soldier's Civil War


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Table of Contents
List of Maps
Introduction: "I Cannot Bear to Think of a Dismembered Country"

&&LI&&"Soldiering Is Romantic Indeed": Illusion and the First Battle of Kernstown
&&LI&&"The 67th Has Not Been Stationary": The Shenandoah Valley Campaign
&&LI&&"Terrible Realities of a Protracted and Savage War": The Peninsula Campaign
&&LI&&"Never Ceasing Scramble for This Bauble Glory": The Charleston Siege and Fort Wagner
&&LI&&"Old Promptly Has Returned": Charleston Unconquered
&&LI&&"Days of Intense Anxiety and Peril": The Army of the James
&&LI&&"Constantly under Fire": The Bermuda Hundred Front
&&LI&&"A Desolated Country Cursed by Slavery and Slavery's War": Stalemate and Monotony at Bermuda Hundred Front
&&LI&&"I Would Not Feel It Any Degradation to Command Colored Troops": Trench Warfare, Deep Bottom, and Darbytown Road
&&LI&&"Each Day Brings the War So Much Near a Close": The Appomattox Campaign
&&LI&&"A Black Woman Had Rights": Reconstruction in Virginia&&/LI&&
Notes and Sources

About the Author

Jerome Mushkat is author of several books, including Martin Van Buren: Law, Politics, and the Shaping of Republican Ideology. He is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Akron.


""A first-rate contribution."-Civil War History

"Military historians will find much of interest in this collection of correspondence from an Ohio regimental commander to his wife."-Military History

"Mushkat has done an excellent job of editing the letters, and his introduction provides a detailed and accurate presentation of Voris and his life."-America's Civil War"

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