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The Resource John Dooley's Civil War : an Irish American's journey in the First Virginia Infantry Regiment, edited by Robert Emmett Curran

John Dooley's Civil War : an Irish American's journey in the First Virginia Infantry Regiment, edited by Robert Emmett Curran

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John Dooley's Civil War : an Irish American's journey in the First Virginia Infantry Regiment
Title
John Dooley's Civil War
Title remainder
an Irish American's journey in the First Virginia Infantry Regiment
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robert Emmett Curran
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Among the finer soldier-diarists of the Civil War, John Edward Dooley first came to the attention of readers when an edition of his wartime journal, edited by Joseph Durkin, was published in 1945. That book, John Dooley, Confederate Soldier, became a widely used resource for historians, who frequently tapped Dooley & rsquo;s vivid accounts of Second Bull Run, Antietam, and Gettysburg, where he was wounded during Pickett & rsquo;s Charge and subsequently captured. As it happens, the 1945 edition is actually a much-truncated version of Dooley & rsquo;s original journal that fails to capture the full scope of his wartime experience & mdash;the oscillating rhythm of life on the campaign trail, in camp, in Union prisons, and on parole. Nor does it recognize how Dooley, the son of a successful Irish-born Richmond businessman, used his reminiscences as a testament to the Lost Cause. John Dooley & rsquo;s Civil War gives us, for the first time, a comprehensive version of Dooley & rsquo;s & ldquo;war notes, & rdquo; which editor Robert Emmett Curran has reassembled from seven different manuscripts and meticulously annotated. The notes were created as diaries that recorded Dooley & rsquo;s service as an officer in the famed First Virginia Regiment along with his twenty months as a prisoner of war. After the war, they were expanded and recast years later as Dooley, then studying for the Catholic priesthood, reflected on the war and its aftermath. As Curran points out, Dooley & rsquo;s reworking of his writings was shaped in large part by his ethnic heritage and the connections he drew between the aspirations of the Irish and those of the white South. In addition to the war notes, the book includes a prewar essay that Dooley wrote in defense of secession and an extended poem he penned in 1870 on what he perceived as the evils of Reconstruction. The result is a remarkable picture not only of how one articulate southerner endured the hardships of war and imprisonment, but also of how he positioned his own experience within the tragic myth of valor, sacrifice, and crushed dreams of independence that former Confederates fashioned in the postwar era
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
E7B
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1842-1873
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Dooley, John
Dewey number
973.7/82
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E581.5 1st
LC item number
.D67 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Curran, Robert Emmett
Series statement
Voices of the Civil War
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  • Dooley, John
  • Confederate States of America
  • Johnson Island Prison
  • Soldiers
  • Irish American soldiers
  • Prisoners of war
  • United States
  • Virginia
  • United States
  • Dooley, John
  • Confederate States of America
  • Johnson Island Prison
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Irish American soldiers
  • Prisoners of war
  • Soldiers
  • Ohio
  • United States
  • United States
  • Virginia
Label
John Dooley's Civil War : an Irish American's journey in the First Virginia Infantry Regiment, edited by Robert Emmett Curran
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Secession -- pt. 2. War -- pt. 3. Reconstruction
Control code
785783190
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 516 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781572338302
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613528902
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
352890
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785783190
Label
John Dooley's Civil War : an Irish American's journey in the First Virginia Infantry Regiment, edited by Robert Emmett Curran
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Secession -- pt. 2. War -- pt. 3. Reconstruction
Control code
785783190
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 516 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781572338302
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613528902
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
352890
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785783190

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