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John Dooley's Civil War : an Irish American's journey in the First Virginia Infantry Regiment

Author: John Dooley; Robert Emmett Curran
Publisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©2012.
Series: Voices of the Civil War series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"John Dooley's Civil War gives us ... a comprehensive version of Dooley's 'war notes', which editor Robert Curran has reassembled from seven different manuscripts ... The notes were created as diaries that recorded Dooley's service as an officer in the famed First Virginia Regiment along with twenty months as a prisoner of war ... In addition to the war notes, the book includes a prewar essay that Dooley wrote in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Confederate
Named Person: John Dooley; John Dooley
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Dooley; Robert Emmett Curran
ISBN: 9781572338227 1572338229
OCLC Number: 728892113
Description: xxxi, 516 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Secession. A few words upon the right of a state to withdraw from the United States --
pt. 2. War. Introduction to John Dooley's "war notes" --
"Oh how scared I felt!" : the Second Manassas Campaign, August 1862 --
"Oh, how I ran!" : the Maryland Campaign, September 1862 --
"Resting from our labors" : camp in the Shenandoah Valley, September-November 1862 --
"These brave but doomed foreigners" : Fredericksburg, December 1862 --
"Everything is excessively dull" : winter quarters, December 1862-March 1863 --
"We slept in the trenches" : coastal Carolina and southeastern Virginia, March-June 1863 --
"Into the very jaws of destruction" : the Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1863 --
"Vae victis" : prisoner, July 1863 --
"Still hoping for better things" : Fort McHenry, July-August 1863 --
"This selfish, cold hearted, cold blooded enemy" : Johnson's Island, August-November 1863 --
"Learning how little food ... a man may live upon" : Johnson's Island, November 1863-March 1864 --
"Anxiety about Virginia affairs" : Johnson's Island, March-July 1864 --
"The bad news is raging" : Johnson's Island, Just-November 1864 --
"I am among the number ... Glory, Alleluia" : from Johnson's Island to Richmond, December 1864-March 1865 --
"All is confusion and panic" : in search of the CSA, March-April 1865 --
"A bitter, bitter draught" : journey's end, April-May 1865 --
pt. 3. Reconstruction. Lines addressed to the bronze statute of the Goddess of Liberty which covers the Capitol Dome, Washington, D.C.
Series Title: Voices of the Civil War series.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Emmett Curran.
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"John Dooley's Civil War gives us ... a comprehensive version of Dooley's 'war notes', which editor Robert Curran has reassembled from seven different manuscripts ... The notes were created as diaries that recorded Dooley's service as an officer in the famed First Virginia Regiment along with twenty months as a prisoner of war ... In addition to the war notes, the book includes a prewar essay that Dooley wrote in defense of secession and an extended poem he penned in 1870 on what he perceived as the evils of Reconstruction"--Jacket.

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