The Vacant Chair: The Northern Soldier Leaves Home

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The Vacant Chair: The Northern Soldier Leaves Home - Mitchell, Reid, Professor

In an insightful, intimate look at the links between the Civil War soldier and his home and family, Mitchell draws on the letters, diaries, and memoirs of common soldiers to show how mid-19th-century ideas shaped the Union soldier's approach to everything from military discipline to battlefield bravery. Halftone illustrations.