The Civil War Diary of Cyrus F. Boyd, Fifteenth Iowa Infantry, 1861--1863

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Mildred Throne
LSU Press, 1 Eki 1998 - 138 sayfa
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A native of Warren County, Iowa, Cyrus F. Boyd served a year and a half as an orderly sergeant with the Fifteenth Iowa Infantry before becoming first lieutenant in Company B of the Thirty-Fourth Iowa Infantry. His diary—expanded in 1896 from a pocket diary he carried on his campaigns from Indianola, Iowa, to Lake Providence, Louisiana—offers a full account of soldiering in the Union Army. Before his promotion, Boyd was an intermediary between privates and company officers, a position that offered him unique opportunities to observe the attitudes and activities of both the unit leaders and their men. The outspoken Boyd frankly expresses his opinions of his comrades and his commanders, candidly depicts camp life, and intricately details the gory events on the battlefield. Although not always pleasant reading, The Civil War Diary of Cyrus F. Boyd is a vibrant, honest chronicle of one man’s experiences in the bloody conflict.

“There is much to learn from and enjoy about this short but rich account. Boyd fully revealed the sordid reality and the tender moments of his army service.”—Earl J. Hess, from his Introduction

 

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Like the author, my great-great-great grandfather was a soldier in the Fifteenth Iowa, Company G. Unfortunately, he was severely wounded in the first day of fighting at Shiloh, ending his military ... Tam incelemeyi okuyun

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Kullanıcı Değerlendirmesi  - 1Randal - LibraryThing

Like the author, my great-great-great grandfather was a soldier in the Fifteenth Iowa, Company G. Unfortunately, he was severely wounded in the first day of fighting at Shiloh, ending his military ... Tam incelemeyi okuyun

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Introduction to the 1998 Edition
1
Part IIPittsburg Landing to Iuka Mississippi
40
Part IIIIuka to Lafayette Tennessee
70
Part IVLafayette to Lake Providence Louisiana
102
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Mildred Throne was associate editor of the State Historical Society of Iowa.

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