A Damned Iowa Greyhound: The Civil War Letters of William Henry Harrison Clayton

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William Henry Harrison Clayton was one of nearly 75,000 soldiers from Iowa to join the Union ranks during the Civil War. Possessing a high school education and superior penmanship, Clayton served as a company clerk in the 19th Infantry, witnessing battles in the Trans-Mississippi theater. His diary and his correspondence with his family in Van Buren County form a unique narrative of the day-to-day soldier life as well as an eyewitness account of critical battles and a prisoner-of-war camp. Clayton's writing reveals the ...

A Damned Iowa Greyhound: The Civil War Letters of William Henry Harrison Clayton 1998, University of Iowa Press

ISBN-13: 9780877456230

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