The Resource Alonzos war : letters from a young Civil War soldier, edited by Mary Searing OShaughnessy, (electronic resource/)

Alonzos war : letters from a young Civil War soldier, edited by Mary Searing OShaughnessy, (electronic resource/)

Label
Alonzos war : letters from a young Civil War soldier
Title
Alonzos war
Title remainder
letters from a young Civil War soldier
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mary Searing OShaughnessy
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Alonzo Bryant Searing, a high school graduate aged 18, enlisted in the 11th New Jersey Volunteer Regiment in Dover, New Jersey in 1862 and served two years and ten months as a Private in the Union Army. His unit served in 27 engagements and he was slightly wounded twice. During that time he wrote 110 letters home to his sister. Twenty-five years later he edited these letters, adding information from his well-kept journals and his memory and had them published in The Morris County Journal newspaper from 1890-1893. The book is this collection of letters, written with a dry humor, which includes graphic descriptions of engagements, including some listings of death, wounding and sickness, opinions of the war, politics, religion, race, alcohol, deserters, camp conditions, hospital life, his own poetry and accounts of meetings with friends and relatives in nearby Army units.--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Dewey number
  • 973.7/8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E521.5 11th
LC item number
.S43 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Alonzos war : letters from a young Civil War soldier, edited by Mary Searing OShaughnessy, (electronic resource/)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn816041999
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
395207
Label
Alonzos war : letters from a young Civil War soldier, edited by Mary Searing OShaughnessy, (electronic resource/)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn816041999
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
395207

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