The Resource From western deserts to Carolina swamps : a Civil War soldiers journals and letters home, edited by John P. Wilson, (electronic resource/)

From western deserts to Carolina swamps : a Civil War soldiers journals and letters home, edited by John P. Wilson, (electronic resource/)

Label
From western deserts to Carolina swamps : a Civil War soldiers journals and letters home
Title
From western deserts to Carolina swamps
Title remainder
a Civil War soldiers journals and letters home
Statement of responsibility
edited by John P. Wilson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While eyewitness accounts of the Civil War by enlisted men are uncommon, even scarcer are personal narratives from the Civil War in the West. These journals and letters were written by Lewis Roe, an Illinois farm boy who served in the 7th U.S. Infantry and the 50th Illinois Volunteer Infantry between 1860 and 1865. They offer details of an epic march from Fort Bridger, Wyoming, to New Mexico, a firsthand account of the Battle of Valverde (1862), and Roes efforts to understand ongoing events as the country rushed toward the outbreak of hostilities. Later in the war, Roe documented the Union occupation of Rome, Georgia, and the battle of Allatoona, and left us a candid account of an enlisted mans experiences with Shermans army on its March to the Sea and in the Carolinas Campaign. His relative objectivity and attention to everyday details make this valuable record a lively read.--Project Muse
Biography type
autobiography
Dewey number
973.7/8
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E476.69
LC item number
.R64 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
From western deserts to Carolina swamps : a Civil War soldiers journals and letters home, edited by John P. Wilson, (electronic resource/)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-267) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The search for Lewis Roe -- Retracing the march of the 7th Infantry, June-August 1860 -- Fort Bridger to Fort Craig : Lewis Roes 1860 diary -- Escort duty in the Southwest and the Battle of Valverde -- Reenlistment, joining Shermans army, and the beginning of the Atlanta Campaign, February-May 22, 1864 -- Rome, Georgia, and the Battle of Allatoona, May 23-November 9, 1864 -- The march to the sea, November 10-December 14, 1864 -- Savannah, Georgia, December 15, 1864-January 26, 1865 -- Up through the Carolinas, January 27-March 27, 1865 -- End of the war and home again, April-July 1865
Control code
ocn793207966
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
394911
Label
From western deserts to Carolina swamps : a Civil War soldiers journals and letters home, edited by John P. Wilson, (electronic resource/)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-267) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The search for Lewis Roe -- Retracing the march of the 7th Infantry, June-August 1860 -- Fort Bridger to Fort Craig : Lewis Roes 1860 diary -- Escort duty in the Southwest and the Battle of Valverde -- Reenlistment, joining Shermans army, and the beginning of the Atlanta Campaign, February-May 22, 1864 -- Rome, Georgia, and the Battle of Allatoona, May 23-November 9, 1864 -- The march to the sea, November 10-December 14, 1864 -- Savannah, Georgia, December 15, 1864-January 26, 1865 -- Up through the Carolinas, January 27-March 27, 1865 -- End of the war and home again, April-July 1865
Control code
ocn793207966
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
394911

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