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To battle for God and the right : the Civil War letterbooks of Emerson Opdycke

Author: Emerson Opdycke; Glenn Longacre; John E Haas
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The wartime letters of Opdycke, a lieutenant with the 41st Ohio Infantry and later a commander of the 125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, to his wife Lucy, reveal his views on slavery, the conflict between states' rights and loyalty to the Union, along with firsthand accounts of the fighting in the western theater, including the battles of Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge, and Franklin.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Personal narratives
Records and correspondence
Correspondance
Correspondence
Named Person: Emerson Opdycke; Emerson Opdycke; Emerson Opdycke
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emerson Opdycke; Glenn Longacre; John E Haas
ISBN: 0252027744 9780252027741
OCLC Number: 49519105
Description: xxxv, 332 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: To battle for God, and the right: August 31, 1861-February 13, 1862 --
I am sick of doing nothing: February 15, 1862-March 31, 1862 --
On ground made red: April 12, 1862-April 29, 1862 --
Halleck out witted: May 12, 1862-August 10, 1862 --
I am proud of the right: December 31, 1862-February 10, 1863 --
A very pretty, wealthy, secesh place: February 14, 1863-June 23, 1863 --
The roads are awful: June 29, 1863-September 21, 1863 --
They can kill us, but never whip us: September 21, 1863-September 30, 1863 --
Cruel war: October 1, 1863-October 25, 1863 --
I sacrificed my personal ambition: Ocober 28, 1863-November 28, 1863 --
I am sick of being under Potomac generals: November 29, 1863-January 25, 1864 --
We are in God's hands: March 31, 1864-May 3, 1864 --
Under fire: May 5, 1864-June 9, 1864 --
How long oh Lord how long: June 12, 1864-July 1, 1864 --
In sight of Atlanta: July 4, 1864-August 3, 1864 --
Such a sea of blood: August 6, 1864-September 7, 1864 --
An important captured city: September 9, 1864-September 24, 1864 --
Hood is making desperate efforts: September 26, 1864-November 1, 1864 --
Fight whenever and where ever you think best: November 3, 1864-December 13, 1864 --
Brilliant victories: December 17, 1864-January 6, 1865 --
I cannot remain away from you and the boy any longer: January 8, 1865-March 28, 1865 --
Broken limbs and bleeding hearts: March 30, 1865-June 14, 1865 --
Homeward bound: June 17, 1865-August 29, 1865.
Responsibility: edited by Glenn V. Longacre and John E. Haas ; foreword by Peter Cozzens.
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