The Resource The Civil War in words and deeds

The Civil War in words and deeds

Label
The Civil War in words and deeds
Title
The Civil War in words and deeds
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Nothing in the history of America compares with the Civil War. The very nature of the Civil War lends itself to perpetual fascination. There is an ongoing interest in the Civil War as evidenced by the multitude of publications, exhibits, reenactments, research organizations, internet and multimedia resources, historic parks, and preservation associations focused on the Civil War. Individually and collectively, the publication of these regimental histories and personal narratives constitute a source of great historical value. These first-person accounts, compiled in the postwar period and early 20th century period, chronicle the highs and lows of army life from 1861 through 1865
  • "Individually and collectively, the publication of these regimental histories and personal narratives constitute a source of great historical value. These first-person accounts, compiled in the postwar period and early 20th Century period, chronicle the highs and lows of army life from 1861 through 1865. The reasons why individuals volunteered, the wonderment of first leaving home and entering camp, the excitement of initially going to the front, the clash of arms, the drudgery of camp life, the boredom of garrison duty, and the anguish of imprisonment are expounded in these accounts. Soldiers' attitudes are expressed with a fullness found in very few other kinds of sources. Attitudes toward army life, toward officers and fellow soldiers, toward the enemy, and toward the political questions of the war are recorded with a richness and retrospective glance. Comparable perspectives are also available concerning officers' insights into relations among themselves, views on those they led, efforts to secure promotion, and motivation behind their planning and conduct of operations. Such characteristics make these regimental histories and personal narratives one of the most useful sources available to historians of both local and Civil War history, as well as to genealogists"--Publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
MIGCL
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E464
LC item number
.C485 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gale (Firm)
Series statement
Archives unbound
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Armed Forces
  • United States
Label
The Civil War in words and deeds
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Description from search page (viewed Oct. 8, 2013)
  • Date range of documents: 1860-1865
  • Reproduction of the originals from Lost Cause Press
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
692187348
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • military studies
  • social history
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)692187348
Label
The Civil War in words and deeds
Publication
Note
  • Description from search page (viewed Oct. 8, 2013)
  • Date range of documents: 1860-1865
  • Reproduction of the originals from Lost Cause Press
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
692187348
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • military studies
  • social history
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)692187348

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