The life of Billy Yank : the common soldier of the Union / by Bell Irvin Wiley.

1st ed.. Indianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill, [1952] .

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Subjects Armed Forces -- Military life
Sezessionskrieg (1861-1865)
Soldiers -- United States.
USA -- Nordstaaten.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States.
United States. Army -- Military life.
United States. Army.
Description 454 pages, [26] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1952]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-446) and index.
Summary This book explores the daily lives of the men in blue who fought to save the Union. With the help of many soldiers' letters and diaries, the author explains who these men were and why they fought, how they reacted to combat and the strain of prolonged conflict, and what they thought about the land and the people of Dixie. This social history reveals that while the Yanks and the Rebs fought for very different causes, the men on both sides were very much the same.
Contents Southward ho! -- From Reveille to Taps -- The supreme test -- In Dixie Land -- Along freedom road -- The depths of suffering -- Gay and happy still -- Toeing the mark -- Hardtack, salt horse and coffee -- Evil and goodness -- The spirits ebb and flow -- The men who wore the blue -- Billy Yank and Johnny Reb.
Genre Erlebnisbericht.
Personal narratives.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)428884
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Wiley, Bell Irvin, 1906-1980.
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