Review: FATHER ABRAHAM’S CHILDREN by Frank B. Woodford

Matt’s Book Blog reviewed Father Abraham’s Children:  Michigan Episodes in the Civil War by Frank B. Woodford for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge 2011.  Here’s an excerpt:

This book was first published on the eve of the centennial of the Civil War. As a boy, the author would talk to CW veterans, which provoked a life-long interest. He wrote this popular history with a freshness and zest that we can still feel today.

The focus of the book is on Michigan soldiers, both as individuals and as units. The episodes covered are the stand of the 24th Michigan at the Battle of Gettysburg; two stories of daring escapes from Confederate POW camps; the killing of cavalier ‘Jeb’ Stuart by a commoner from Michigan; and the capture of Jefferson Davis by the Fourth Michigan Cavalry.

Read the full review.

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