History of the 33d Iowa Infantry Volunteer Regiment, 1863-6 (Civil War in the West)

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First published in 1866, soon after Sperry's discharge from the Union army, this history offers a detailed account of the regiment's movements and actions in Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, and Arkansas. Sperry's narrative presents the war from the perspective of the rank and file, providing a view of camp life, battle, resistance to orders, looting, and summary executions. This edition includes a new introduction and notes from the editors. Also featured are seven maps and 37 photographs. The editors teach history at University of Central Arkansas. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Written and first published in 1866 soon after the author's discharge from the Union army, A. F. Sperry's History of the 33d Iowa Infantry is one of the classic regimental histories of the American Civil War. It is a fresh, honest, and detailed account of the regiment's movements and actions--in Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, and, most notably, Arkansas, where it played a conspicuous role in the Helena, Little Rock, and Camden campaigns. As the regiment's fife and drum major responsible for sounding the duty calls that regulated a soldier's day, Sperry was well situated to observe the inner workings of his unit. His perceptive narrative of army life on the march and in camp captures the courage, humor, and sufferings of the rank and file. Although he took pride in his regiment's accomplishments, he unflinchingly reveals the hard side of war with vivid depictions of looting, resistance to orders, and "extermination" of Confederate guerrillas. By itself, Sperry's memoir is remarkable and important. It is made even more valuable by the new introduction and detailed notes from the editors. Their meticulous annotations include quotes from the diaries, letters, and reminiscences of other soldiers, adding depth and detail to the account. Seven maps and thirty-seven never-before-published photographs of 33d Iowa personnel taken during the war further enrich the book. Civil War historians and reenactors everywhere will welcome this important new classic.

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Much of monotony may be ascribed to the sameness of the events to be described; and many omissions may be accounted for by lack of data which others should have furnished, as requested, and as they promised to do. And hoping this volume may but bring more vividly to memory, the times we have passed together in our noble old Regiment, I am, Very Respectfully, A.F. Sperry, Panora, Iowa, April 24th, 1866. Originally published in 1866.

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