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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

By: John Wearmouth

Price: $46.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: W1083

ISBN: 788410830

Condition: 1998, 8½x11, 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 sho... View more info