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MR. DUNN BROWNE'S EXPERIENCES IN THE ARMY: THE CIVIL WAR LETTERS OF SAMUEL FISKE (NORTH'S CIVIL WAR SERIES, 6)

Stephen Sears

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ISBN 10: 0823218333 / ISBN 13: 9780823218332
Published by Fordham University Press, US, 1998
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Pages are clean, no markings from previous owners. Boards are clean and square. Binding is tight. Faint wear to cloth at spine ends and corners. Text block is clean. DJ is clean, bright and unmarked. Previous owner's blind stamp on title page. Bookseller Inventory # 85401

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Title: MR. DUNN BROWNE'S EXPERIENCES IN THE ARMY: ...

Publisher: Fordham University Press, US

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition

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"Mr. Dunn Browne's Experiences in the Army," edited by noted Civil War writer Stephen Sears, provides a candid, often witty, behind-the-scenes look at the Civil War. A collection of battlefront letters composed by Browne (pseudonym of Captain Samuel Wheelock Fiske of the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry), this book is unique in the literature of the Civil War. Fiske was at once a fighting infantryman and an experienced newspaper correspondent, and no one in this war, on either side, wrote better accounts of a soldier's experiences in battle and in camp. From Antietam to the Wilderness, readers of the Springfield Republican had Dunn Browne to explain to them just how it was in the Army of the Potomac. In addition, he was an investigative reporter (before that term was invented) who delved into the follies of the army bureaucracy, the sophistries of the Copperheads, and the abuses of conscription. He delved, too, into the complexities of why men fight.

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Stephen Sears is the author of many acclaimed Civil War histories. A former editor at American Heritage, he lives in Connecticut.

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