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The Civil War notebook of Daniel Chisholm : a chronicle of daily life in the Union Army, 1864-1865

Author: Daniel Chisholm; W Springer Menge; J August Shimrak
Publisher: New York : Orion Books, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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When 19-year-old Daniel Chisholm joined the army, the United States was at war with itself. Leaving his Uniontown, Pennsylvania home in February 1864, Chisholm fought with the Army of the Potomac in the final campaigns of the Civil War, as Grant pushed his superior numbers in bloody head-on collisions against Lee's dwindling Confederate Army. The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Five Forks,
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Genre/Form: Biography
Diaries
History
Personal narratives
Named Person: Daniel Chisholm; Daniel Chisholm
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Chisholm; W Springer Menge; J August Shimrak
ISBN: 0517571609 9780517571606
OCLC Number: 18816599
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxii, 202 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Editors' note --
Introduction --
Diary --
Letters --
Appendix. Listing of men, their rank and vital statistics --
Sherman's March to the Sea [poem] / S.H.M. Byers --
The veterans reunion [poem] / Frank L. Stanton --
Jacob Prettyman's obituary page --
John R. Weltner obituary --
Copied from John Cope's diary --
Daniel Chisholm's obituary.
Responsibility: edited by W. Springer Menge and J. August Shimrak.
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When 19-year-old Daniel Chisholm joined the army, the United States was at war with itself. Leaving his Uniontown, Pennsylvania home in February 1864, Chisholm fought with the Army of the Potomac in the final campaigns of the Civil War, as Grant pushed his superior numbers in bloody head-on collisions against Lee's dwindling Confederate Army. The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Five Forks, Appomattox -- the battles that raged across Virginia will live forever in the nation's memory. At war's end, Chisholm returned to his family home, where he had the foresight to preserve a personal chronicle of the war. He collected the letters he had written home, and he transcribed them into a notebook. He also borrowed the diary of Samuel Clear, his fellow soldier and townsman, and he transcribed that into his notebook as well. The result is an extraordinary glimpse at the life of ordinary soldiers 125 years ago, as told in their own words. - Jacket flap.

A nineteen-year-old Union soldier chronicles the last battles of the Civil War.

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