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Hedley, Fenwick Yellowley (fl. 1884-1890) Marching through Georgia...

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.262 Author/Creator: Hedley, Fenwick Yellowley (fl. 1884-1890) Place Written: Chicago, Illinois Type: Books Date: 1890 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Title continues: "Pen-Pictures of Every-Day Life in General Sherman's Army, from the Beginning of the Atlanta Campaign Until the Close of the War." Written by Hedley, who was adjutant of the 32nd Illinois Infantry and Member of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee. Illustrated by F.L. Stoddard. Published by Donohue, Henneberry & Co. at 407-425 Dearborn Street in Chicago. Was copyrighted by Hedley in 1884. Contains 28 illustrations throughout. Divided into 49 chapters and covers the years 1862-1865. Covers battles at Forts Henry and Donnelson, Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga before getting into the march through Georgia. Preface says it is "not intended as a tactical history of the campaign." Book is a memoir of day-to-day life in the army and provides detailed descriptions of how the army was supplied, the construction of corduroy roads, and the destruction of rail lines. Blue cloth cover.

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Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: Battle, Sherman's March to the Sea, Military Camp, Military History, Civil War, Union Forces, Confederate States of America, Railroad, Soldier's Diary

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