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Haversacks, Hardtack and Unserviceable Mules: the Civil War Journey of a Union Quartermaster in Tennessee

作者 Nancy Fessenden McEntee Phd
出版社 Ingram International Inc
商品描述 Haversacks, Hardtack and Unserviceable Mules: the Civil War Journey of a Union Quartermaster in Tennessee:,InApril1861,PrivateWebsterColburnenlistedintheUnion

內容簡介

內容簡介 In April 1861, Private Webster Colburn enlisted in the Union infantry for three months. President Lincoln believed the war would end within that time. Five years later, with a few more stripes and thousands of miles behind him, Major Webster Colburn, a Union Quartermaster mustered out of the Army in June 1866. Haversacks, Hardtack, and Unserviceable Mules is the true story of one man's private war to survive a year in the infantry and artillery, and four more years in the demanding job of a quartermaster. Providing the Federal Army with everything from socks to horseshoes and haversacks to horses was critical to the survival and success of the Union Army. The details of Colburn's journey across Tennessee with the Army of the Cumberland during the Civil War is discovered from 6,000 original documents, letters, diary, orders, and monthly reports preserved by his family . The untold story of his struggle behind the scenes at the battles of Stones River, Shiloh, Chattanooga and Knoxville examines his difficulties and mounting responsibilities through times of starvation or through times of victory. Critical to the success of the Union Army, quartermasters kept supplies coming even when railroad bridges were destroyed and crops burned. This unique book contributes to the literature about the Civil War in Tennessee. For the first time, readers can learn about the thousands of mules and horses that were unserviceable and destroyed; or the job of digging up and re-burying hundreds of victims from the Fort Pillow massacre for $7 a body. How many know the details of the Massacre in Memphis in 1866? Or the existence of Fort Rosecrans or Mrs. Major Booth? Haversacks, Hardtack, and Unserviceable Mules examines the scope and intensity of one man's war.

作者介紹

作者介紹 Nancy McEntee's last book, Molsey Blount: the Colonial First Lady of Tennessee, won the North Carolina Society of Historians book award in 2016. Figuring she passed Writing 101, she retired as an author. But, unable to resist the prodding of a friend, she completed her most recent book, the odyssey of a Civil War Quartermaster. Retired to East Tennessee, she volunteers at Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and as a USMC veteran, she volunteers in an Honor Guard. McEntee is looking for another adventure; something that doesn't involve writing. Let's see if she succeeds.

商品規格

書名 / Haversacks, Hardtack and Unserviceable Mules: the Civil War Journey of a Union Quartermaster in Tennessee
作者 / Nancy Fessenden McEntee Phd
簡介 / Haversacks, Hardtack and Unserviceable Mules: the Civil War Journey of a Union Quartermaster in Tennessee:,InApril1861,PrivateWebsterColburnenlistedintheUnion
出版社 / Ingram International Inc
ISBN13 / 9781975954284
ISBN10 /
EAN / 9781975954284
誠品26碼 /
尺寸 / 22.9X15.2X1.9CM
重量(g) / 467.2
語言 / 3:英文
尺寸 / 22.9X15.2X1.9CM
裝訂 / P:平裝
頁數 / 350
級別 / N:無