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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 - 91 edition

ISBN13: 978-0679738282

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ISBN13: 978-0679738282
ISBN10: 0679738282
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 91
Copyright: 1991
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: 1991
International: No

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All for the Union : The Civil War Diary and Letters of Elisha Hunt Rhodes - 91 edition

ISBN13: 978-0679738282

Robert H. Ed. Rhodes

ISBN13: 978-0679738282
ISBN10: 0679738282
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 91
Copyright: 1991
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: 1991
International: No
Summary

All for the Union is the eloquent and moving diary of Elisha Hunt Rhodes, who enlisted into the Union Army as a private in 1861 and left it four years later as a 23-year-old lieutenant colonel after fighting hard and honorably in battles from Bull Run to Appomattox. Anyone who heard these diaries excerpted on the PBS-TV series The Civil War will recognize his accounts of those campaigns, which remain outstanding for their clarity and detail. Most of all, Rhodes's words reveal the motivation of a common Yankee foot soldier, an otherwise ordinary young man who endured the rigors of combat and exhausting marches, short rations, fear, and homesickness for a salary of $13 a month and the satisfaction of giving "all for the union."

"One of the best firsthand accounts I have read of campaigning and combat in the Civil War." -- James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom

"One of the most remarkable diaries I have ever read. Elisha Hunt Rhodes saw action from Bull Run to Appomattox and somehow survived, and his diary came to represent, better than any other I found, the spirit of the Union soldier." -- Ken Burns, director and writer of The Civil War

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