Brave Men in Desperate Times: The Lives of Civil War Soldiers

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What was it like to be a soldier in combat during the Civil War? What was it like to be a poorly trained, ill-equipped, and un-uniformed militiaman in a state "army" trying to, literally, defend your own home? What was it like to be stuffed into a dank, dark, sweltering, three-foot-diameter iron tube, turning a crank to escape an enemy howling after you, all while thirty feet below the surface of Charleston Harbor? What was it like to be a Creek infantryman, slowly riding in to a Union post in the wilds of frontier Oklahoma ...

Brave Men in Desperate Times: The Lives of Civil War Soldiers 2006, Globe Pequot Press, Guilford, CT

ISBN-13: 9780762723720

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