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We Were the Ninth": A History of the Ninth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, April 17, 1861, to June 7, 1864.

GREBNER, Constantin.

Published by The Kent State University Press [1987], Kent, OH, 1987
ISBN 10: 0873383370 / ISBN 13: 9780873383370
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Title: We Were the Ninth": A History of the Ninth ...

Publisher: The Kent State University Press [1987], Kent, OH

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Translation by Frederic Trautmann. Small 4to. Blue cloth, pictorial dust jacket. xxv, 322pp. Frontispiece, illustrations. Fine/near fine. Tight and handsome first U.S. edition of this regimental history, first published in German (in Cincinnati) in 1897. Bookseller Inventory # 38985

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Synopsis: ". . . another valuable source for understanding the war from the common soldiers' point of view." -- The Journal of Southern History

"Despite hardship and danger, The Ninth never wavered or shirked but did its duty to the end. . . . Of those who had taken the oath in 1861, fewer than half remained to be discharged in 1864." --from the Introduction

We Were The Ninth is a translation, carefully edited and thoroughly annotated, of an important Civil War regiment. The Ninth Ohio--composed of Ohio Germans mostly from Cincinnati--saw action at Rich Mountain and Carnifex Ferry in West Virginia, Shiloh, Corinth, Perryville, Hoover's Gap, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Chickamauga.

The Ninth began the War amid misgivings (Would a German-speaking regiment in the Union Army cause chaos?) and ended its active service among the honored units. It continued as an active German-speaking veterans' organization. Constantin Grebner published this significant history, in German, in 1897 and noted that it "is intended as neither a history of the war nor a definitive account of battles. Rather, it is restricted to a straight¬forward, veracious report of what happened to The Ninth, and to recounting as accurately as possible The Ninth's experiences as a wartime regiment." Frederic Trautmann's English translation is faithful to Grebner's original text, preserving its integrity while maintaining its energy, precision, and grace.

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We Were The Ninth is a translation, carefully edited and thoroughly annotated, of an important Civil War regiment. The Ninth Ohio--composed of Ohio Germans mostly from Cincinnati--saw action at Rich Mountain and Carnifex Ferry in West Virginia, Shiloh, Corinth, Perryville, Hoover's Gap, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Chickamauga.

The Ninth began the War amid misgivings (Would a German-speaking regiment in the Union Army cause chaos?) and ended its active service among the honored units. It continued as an active German-speaking veterans' organization. Constantin Grebner published this significant history, in German, in 1897 and noted that it "is intended as neither a history of the war nor a definitive account of battles. Rather, it is restricted to a straight-forward, veracious report of what happened to The Ninth, and to recounting as accurately as possible The Ninth's experiences as a wartime regiment." Frederic Trautmann's English translation is faithful to Grebner's original text, preserving its integrity while maintaining its energy, precision, and grace.

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