By Bruce Catton
The Epic fight of the Blue and grey via the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian Bruce Catton. this is the real glance of the battle with 836 photographs together with many in colour that experience by no means been published ahead of. The illustrations variety from the excellent images of Mathew Brady and the recognized sketches of Winslow Homer to dozens of formerly unknown work, drawings, and eye-witness conflict scenes. No earlier unmarried quantity at the warfare has even approached the significance and the colour of this assortment.
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41. Page 17 We were formed in a line of battle to the left of a battery of light artillery, and were ordered to lie down. Lieutenant John Kittinger13 was in command of the company that day. He was an elderly man, but brave and kind to his men, and a good commander. He said after the battle he counted us as we lay there. There were fifty some odd, have forgotten the exact number,14 but he said we lost 40 per cent killed and wounded that day. Ned Bowen was at my left and Curly, who boxed my ears at Fond du Lac, was my right hand man.
Spieck of his regiment still living at that time. Following the death of Mrs. Stockwell in 1927, Mr. Stockwell was persuaded to attempt to tell the story of his Civil War experiences for his family. Thus, at the age of eighty-one, he began writing his Civil War memoirs. They were written entirely from memory, sixty-three years after many of the events had taken place. As he said, he had no way to verify dates and remembered only what impressed him most. Moreover, most of the work was done at a time when cataracts had robbed him of his sight, and, being unable to see the lines on his paper, he used a piece of wood, the width of the space between two lines, to write against, turning it over after each line, to guide his writing.
2. United StatesHis- toryCivil War, 18611865Personal narratives. 3. United States. Army. Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 14th (1862 1865)Biography. 4. SoldiersKansasBiography. I. Aber- nethy, Byron R. II. Title. 7'8158-6855 Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 58-6855 ISBN: 0-8061-1921-7 Copyright © 1958 by the University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Publishing Division of the University. A. All rights reserved. First paperback printing, 1985. , was born June 28, 1846, at Athol, Massachusetts. When he was three years of age, his parents moved to Beloit, Wisconsin, and a few years later to Alma, Jackson County, Wisconsin.
American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War by Bruce Catton