Fractured Paths of Duty: The Civil War Letters of Surgeon J. Dexter Cotton & Adjutant George B. Turner, 92nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry (Civil War Regimental Letters)

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9781885033390: Fractured Paths of Duty: The Civil War Letters of Surgeon J. Dexter Cotton & Adjutant George B. Turner, 92nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry (Civil War Regimental Letters)

Illustrated collection of Civil War letters written by the surgeon and adjutant of the 92nd Ohio Infantry Regiment, 1862-1865. This is Volume 3 in the Blue Acorn Press Civil War Regimental Letters Series, and the first book ever published about the 92nd Ohio.

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Baumgartner, Richard A.
Published by Blue Acorn Pr, U.S.A. (2013)
ISBN 10: 1885033397 ISBN 13: 9781885033390
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Book Description Blue Acorn Pr, U.S.A., 2013. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Unit history of 92nd OVI from US Civil War based on first hand accounts. 511pages illustrated with b&w photos. Signed by author on title page. Barking Dog Books and Art LLC has been an independent bookseller online since 2002. Orders are processed promptly, carefully packed, and shipped with delivery confirmation. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 010082

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Cotton, J. Dexter/George B. Turner
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Book Description Blue Acorn Press. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover in Dust Jacket - 512pp - Biblio - Index - photos - notes - Edited and SIGNED by Richard A. Baumgartner - On Oct. 7, 1862, the 92nd Ohio Infantry Regiment marched "nicely and in good spirits" out of its camp of instruction at Marietta, Ohio, for the last time. Its yet unblooded soldiers, destined for the front, were "among our best citizens," declared a local newspaperman, who also reflected soberly: "It is not with a dry eye that these men go to the field. Many of our friends are in the regiment. What will be their fortunes? What the fate of the regiment? Who among these fine men will never again see home?" Two of those leaving that day were Josiah Dexter Cotton and George Butler Turner -- one of them fated never to return. Although separated by nearly two decades in age and experience, they had much in common as both began their military service, first in western Virginia, later in Tennessee and Georgia under Gens. George Crook and John B. Turchin. They lived in the same town, had been educated at the same college, one graduating at the top of his class, the other second. They shared interests in literature and the fraternal company of fellow alums in the regiment. Mutual respect coursed between them. And they had left behind close, loving families. Despite going off to war for different reasons, the two men assiduously placed duty at the forefront of their particular roles in the army -- Cotton as surgeon, and Turner as his company's first sergeant and later as regimental adjutant. Thankfully for the historical record, both composed a surviving wealth of well written, insightful, delightfully informative and descriptive letters during their service that compares favorably with some of the best collections of Civil War correspondence in print. With few exceptions, the 244 combined letters presented here were written to immediate family members, and in large measure tell the story of their regiment -- a valuable consideration since no formal history before has been published about the 92nd Ohio Volunteers. A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 1724726

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