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The Cornwell Chronicles: Tales of an American Life on the Erie Canal, Building Chicago, in the Volunteer Civil War Western Army, on the farm, in a country store, John Wearmouth


1 The Cornwell Chronicles: Tales of an American Life on the Erie Canal, Building Chicago, in the Volunteer Civil War Western Army, on the farm, in a country store
John Wearmouth
1998, 8x11, paper, indices, 301 pp, Heritage Books
Authored by a Civil War Union soldier with more than five years of active service along the Tennessee and Mississippi Rivers, 1862-1866. This iconoclastic, irascible old veteran (1838-1911) planned to publish these memoirs shortly after the turn of the century...but death came first, and unannounced. David Cornwell's salty, vivid descriptions of his wartime service are layered in among peacetime annotations about his life before and after the war. His stark and often shocking accounts of bitter, bloody hand-to-hand combat at Fort Donelson, Shiloh and Milliken's Bend make this work outstanding for anyone fascinated by the Civil War...especially those interested primarily in the very early 1863 use of Union Colored troops in the Western Theater. For genealogists the Chronicles include a detailed index with a total of 560 entries, 371 of them being names of people who fought in the Western Armies...peers and compatriots of Cornwell. He identified many people by name, usually rank, and type of service performed in the Union military establishment.
W1083 
Price: 46.50 USD

 
The Forgotten Black Soldiers in White Regiments During The Civil War, Revised Edition, Juanita Patience Moss


2 The Forgotten Black Soldiers in White Regiments During The Civil War, Revised Edition
Juanita Patience Moss
2008, 5x8, paper, 180 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
Have you ever seen the movie, "Glory," starring Denzel Washington? It was made in 1989 and it was the first time this author heard about the segregated regiments that had been organized during the Civil War, even though she had studied the Civil War both in high school and college. She was not alone in this. What she did know is that she had an ancestor who had been a Civil War veteran. In 1998, she learned about a new monument in Washington, D.C., created to honor the black soldiers and sailors who had served in the Civil War. What she was about to learn; however, was that her great grandfather's name would not be among those remembered there. Why not? Because he had not served in one of the segregated units whose members' names are engraved on the memorial wall. Instead, Crowder Pacien/Patience had served in a white regiment. An identifiably "Col'd" man, he had been a private in the 103rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. After having been told that there had been no black soldiers serving in white regiments, the author made a hypothesis that if there had been one such black soldier in a white regiment, as she knew, then there might have been others. This book traces her ten-year journey to such proof. The hundreds of names listed here should be proof enough for the "nay-sayers" to conclude that black men indeed did serve in white regiments. Historians and Civil War "buffs" alike will find new information revealed in this book, even though 143 years have passed since the last shot of the war was fired. Civil War history is still amazingly of great interest to many people. An index to full names, places and subjects adds to the value of this book.
M4647 
Price: 21.00 USD

 


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