Review: CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS: THEIR EXPECTATIONS AND THEIR EXPERIENCES by Reid Mitchell

Matt’s Book Blog recently read and reviewed Civil War Soldiers: Their Expectations and Their Experiences by Reid Mitchell.  Here’s an excerpt:

In their memoirs, veterans offer insight into the daily, boring, exciting, and blood-spattered experiences of common foot soldiers. The immediacy makes war memoirs worth reading. But we should also read historians like Reid Mitchell who have examined a wide variety of primary sources in a more objective fashion. On the Union side, I learned how strange the landscape of the South and the ways of Southern people were to both farmers and town-dwellers from the North.

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Review: CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS by Reid Mitchell

Impressions In Ink read and reviewed Civil War Soldiers by Reid Mitchell for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge 2011.  Here’s an excerpt:

In Civil War Soldiers the book is almost entirely the voices of the soldiers from the Civil War, both from the North and from the South, from the private to the officer. Their voices are from the letters and diaries that were kept by these men.  Their feelings are expressed about the food they ate, their clothing, missing their families, how they felt about the war itself and their enemy.

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