A Time of War: A Northern Chronicle of the Civil War

By: Stuart Murray

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Book Details: 532 pages, 6 x 9, 22 photographs, 25 line illustrations, 2 maps, paperback / softcover, Countryman Press / W.W. Norton & Co., Inc


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Stuart Murray draws upon Berkshire County, Massachusetts diaries, letters, newspapers, military reports, church journals, and gravestones to tell the stories of the black Union soldiers drawn from New England factories and farms, and comprising the 54th Regiment. Here the reader will encounter Medal of Honor winners, Confederate generals, women volunteers, prisoners of war, leading abolitionists, pacifists, shopkeepers, poets, writers, artists, politicians, and a host of others, all contributing to a vivid portraits of the horrors and glories of the Civil War.

Title: A Time of War: A Northern Chronicle of the Civil War

Author: Stuart Murray

Categories: Civil War,

Publisher: Countryman Press / W.W. Norton & Co., Inc:

ISBN Number: 1-58157-011-2

ISBN Number 13: 9781581570113

Binding: paperback / softcover

Book Details: 532 pages, 6 x 9, 22 photographs, 25 line illustrations, 2 maps, paperback / softcover, Countryman Press / W.W. Norton & Co., Inc

Seller ID: 570112

Description: A Time of War chronicles the effects of the Civil War on a cross-section of America.--the people of Berkshire County, MA. following the fortunes of several families--some prominent, some humble--the book describes their fates through the families' own words, set down in diaries and letters, in newspapers and military reports, in photographs, sketches and church journals, and on gravestones. Farmboy soldiers, the celebrated 54th regiment (featured in the film "Glory"), leading abolitionists, women volunteers, conscientious objectors, Medal of Honor winners, Confederate generals, troop deserters, professors, shopkeepers, poets and artists, politicians, and others come to life in this book, the first to look at this rural manufacturing center during our greatest national crisis. This authentic and vivid picture of a New England community coping with the horrors and glories of the Civil War will fascinate residents of New England and civil War buffs alike.

About Author
Stuart Murray, editor and journalist, is the author of eleven novels and nine works of acclaimed nonficiton. His specialty is American history.
532 pages, 6 x 9, 22 photographs, 25 line illustrations, 2 maps, paperback / softcover, Countryman Press / W.W. Norton & Co., Inc