All For The Union: The Civil War Diary and Letters of Elisha Hunt Rhodes

All For The Union: The Civil War Diary and Letters of Elisha Hunt Rhodes

Elisha Hunt Rhodes


fascinated with the Union is the eloquent and relocating diary of Elisha Hunt Rhodes, who enlisted into the Union military as a personal in 1861 and left it 4 years later as a 23-year-old lieutenant colonel after struggling with challenging and honorably in battles from Bull Run to Appomattox. an individual who heard those diaries excerpted at the PBS-TV sequence The Civil battle will realize his money owed of these campaigns, which stay amazing for his or her readability and element. so much of all, Rhodes's phrases show the inducement of a typical Yankee foot soldier, an differently usual younger guy who persevered the trials of wrestle and hard marches, brief rations, worry, and homesickness for a wage of $13 a month and the delight of giving "all for the union."

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