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Blooding the regiment : an account of the 22d Wisconsin's long and difficult apprenticeship

Blooding the regiment : an account of the 22d Wisconsin's long and difficult apprenticeship

Author: Richard H Groves
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Blooding the Regiment is the meticulously researched narrative of a Union regiment hampered by infighting and politicking, which was captured in the early stages of its service in the western theater of the American Civil War. The troubled group purged itself of its dissenters and finally achieved unity of command near the end of the war at the battle of Resaca, where it crystallized into a steadfast, reliable  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard H Groves
ISBN: 0810849968 9780810849969
OCLC Number: 54966266
Description: vii, 384 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Positive defiance --
2. Called to arms --
3. Camp Utley --
4. Cincinnati --
5. Contrabands --
6. The abolition regiment --
7. A bully regiment --
8. To the front --
9. Thompson's station --
10. Forrest returns --
11. Brentwood --
12. Prisoners of war --
13. Redemption and release --
14. Back to duty --
15. The petition --
16. Watchful waiting --
17. The trial --
18. In limbo --
19. The purge --
20. Opportunity knocks again --
21. Moving to contact --
22. Redeemed by fire at Resaca --
23. The yoke is lifted --
24. Epilogue --
App. A. The booth case --
App. B. Wisconsin's governors --
App. C. Kentucky, Kentuckians, and "Kentucky generals" --
App. D. National policy and the 22d Wisconsin --
App. E. Copperheads --
as viewed by Wisconsin soldiers --
App. F. Exchanges of officer prisoners --
App. G. Where did the arrested officers go? --
App. H. Griffith and Burgess --
App. I. Analysis of a few of Resaca's imponderables --
App. J. How Owen Griffith was brevetted major --
App. K. Cast of characters.
Responsibility: Richard H. Groves.
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Offers a comprehensive study that combines combat, political, and administrative history. This title shows the reader not only how this regiment fought, but also how it was administered, for better  Read more...


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Groves traces the evolution of the 22nd Wisconsin Voluntary Infantry Regiment from a group of men beset by infighting and politicking and eventual capture by Confederate forces to a successful unit Read more...

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