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Four Years With The Iron Brigade : The Civil War Journal Of William Ray, Company F, Seventh Wisconsin Volunteers - Lance Herdegen

Four Years With The Iron Brigade

The Civil War Journal Of William Ray, Company F, Seventh Wisconsin Volunteers

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Published: 1st February 2002
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The recently discovered journal of William Ray of the Seventh Wisconsin is the most important primary source ever of soldier life in one of the war's most famous fighting organizations. No other collection of letters or diaries comes close to it.Two days before his regiment left Wisconsin in 1861, the twenty-three-year-old blacksmith began, as he described it, "to keep account" of his life in what became the "Iron Brigade of the West." Ray's journal encompasses all aspects of the enlisted man's life-the battles, the hardships, the comradeship. And Ray saw most of the war from the front rank. He was wounded at Second Bull Run, again at Gettysburg, and yet a third time in the hell of the Wilderness. He penned something in his journal almost every day-occasionally just a few lines, at other times thousands of words. Ray's candid assessments of officers and strategy, his vivid descriptions of marches and the fighting, and his evocative tales of foraging and daily army life fill a large gap in the historical record and give an unforgettable soldier's-eye view of the Civil War.

ISBN: 9780306811197
ISBN-10: 0306811197
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 446
Published: 1st February 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 1