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On Many a Bloody Field: Four Years in the Iron Brigade
by Alan D. Gaff
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0253212944, Paperback)
"... an excellent unit history of a renowned regiment... " —The Civil War News
"... American history on a human scale... " —Kirkus Reviews
"The author gives some of the best descriptions of the daily life of a Civil War soldier that can be found anywhere." —Library Journal
"On Many a Bloody Field is a masterpiece of Civil War scholarship and painstaking historical research." —The Bookwatch
"... meticulously researched, day-by-day history of Company B, 19th Indiana Infantry Regiment.... [T]he real essence of this book is its detailed attention to the common soldiers.... [A]s a representative of its genre, it probably is without many peers." —Journal of Southern History
ÂOn Many a Bloody Field follows one of the Civil War’s most famous combat organizations—Company B, 19th Indiana Volunteers of the Iron Brigade, in a vivid account of ordinary people thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Alan Gaff follows the men from recruitment through mustering out, from the tedium of camp to the excitement of battle. A close-up view of the experience of war, told from the soldiers’ perspective, often in the words of the men themselves.
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An edition of this book was published by Indiana University Press.
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