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Mother, May You Never See the Sights I Have Seen: The 57th MA Veteran Volunteers in the Army of the Potomac, 1864-1865

Wilkinson, Warren

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ISBN 10: 0060162570 / ISBN 13: 9780060162573
Published by Harper & Row, New York, 1990
Condition: good, ex-lib., good
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665, illus., maps, endpaper maps, notes, rosters, appendices, bibliography, index, usual library markings. DJ in plastic sleeve, DJ flaps pasted inside boards. In the last year of the Civil War, the 57th fought in the Wilderness campaign, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and the siege of Petersburg. There is considerable evidence that the 57th suffered the highest percentage of killed and mortally wounded of any Union regiment in the war. Included is an appendix with brief profiles of each one of the over one thousand members of the regiment. There is also a large selection of period photos. Bookseller Inventory # 54818

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Title: Mother, May You Never See the Sights I Have ...

Publisher: Harper & Row, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Book Condition: good, ex-lib., good

Edition: First Edition.

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Retells a Federal regiment's exploits in the last year of the Civil War

From Publishers Weekly:

This comprehensive, muster-to-disbandment account of a regiment involved in Ulysses S. Grant's Overland campaign is an unusually detailed study of men at war, as well as a superb unit history. In the thick of the battles of Spotsylvania, the Wilderness and Petersburg, the 57th Massachusetts probably suffered more casualties than any other in the Army of the Potomac. Wilkinson, a long-time student of the Civil War, quotes diaries and letters in which soldiers discuss weapons, uniforms, rations, sanitation, the enemy, rumors, battles, wounds, spiritual crises, and their diminishing chances of returning home alive. One wonders if any other regiment in history contained so many articulate writers. The book includes a fresh look at the Crater incident during the Petersburg siege, in which black soldiers were massacred by Confederates. An appendix includes mini-biographies of each member of the 57th--more than 1000 men. Photos.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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