Tenting Tonight: The Soldier's Life (Civil War)

Tenting Tonight: The Soldier's Life (Civil War)

James I. Robertson

Language: English

Pages: 176

ISBN: 0809447363

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Beautifully bound and illustrated volume on the Civil War featuring The Soldier's Life, Tenting Tonight.

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im- frequently winter quarters were an provised ridgepole or stretch them between of dirt, logs and whatever roofing materials and then share the miserly interior with no end flaps to keep out wind or cold. The Confederates sometimes em- came ployed similar tents, but because of four feet and chinked them with mud. The made of boards, thatch or two trees, a pe- rennial shortage of canvas, they often had make do with crude "shebangs," to fash- or to hand. more below the roofs

"independent Sanitary Commission of one." their assistants, stripped to the waist and bespattered with some holding blood, stood around, fellows while others, the poor armed with long, bloody knives and saws, cut and sawed away with frightful rapidity, throwing the mangled limbs on a pile nearby as soon as re- moved." Other wounded awaited their turn, while more limped in or arrived on stretchers. The men who had survived their operations lay fanning the flies away from their bloody

1861-1865. Albany Publishing Company, 1893. Fuller, Richard F., Chaplain Fuller: Being a Life Sketch of a New England Clergyman and Army Chaplain. Walker, Wise, and Company, 1863. Futch, Ovid L., History of Andersonville Prison. University of Elliott, Florida Press, 1968. Gardner, Albert Ten Eyck, Wmslow Homer, American His World and His Work. Bramhall House, 1961. The Blue and the as Told by Participants. Gray: The The Fairfax Press, 1982. Cooper, Alonzo, In and Out of Rebel Prisons.

Infantry Regiment, 44; 10th Infantry Regiment, 39; 12th Infantrv Regiment, 44, 48, 58, 80; 14th Infantry Regiment, 154; 22nd Infantry Regiment, 46~17; militia disbanded, 22 Connolly, James Austin, 71 Conscription programs, 35-37 Early, Jubal A., 61 Eddy, Richard, 147 Edmonds, Sara, 27 Eggleston, George, 53 George, 154 Elmira prison camp, 117-118, 128-129 Englishmen in Union Army, 30 Elliot, 173 Enlistments. See Recruiting programs Harpers Ferry, Virginia, 18-19 Equipment: for

See also by state Regular Army, Confederate, troop strength, Sinks. See Latrines Slavery, abolition as war aim, 24-26, 32 Slaves, Religious publications, 147, 148, 149 1 in Confederacy, 35. See also fire, casualties from, 88 Smith, Philip, 24 Smith, Robert C, 118 Smith, Truman, 134 Snowball battles, 9, 68-71 Soldiers: ages 18, 123, 144, 146- and social backgrounds, 26- 28; battle, emotions during, 144, 156-161; behavior in camp, 56-58; clothing, articles 141, 148-152. See also

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