In their letters, in their words : Illinois Civil War soldiers write home / edited by Mark Flotow
- Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 
- Physical Description:
- xiii, 302 pages ; 24 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Flotow, Mark, 1955-
- A lifeline of letters -- Illinois citizens become soldiers -- Camp life and bonding with the boys -- Soldiering : mastering military life -- Managing affairs from afar : family, politics, and love -- Seeing the elephant : from guerrilla warfare to pitched battles -- Southern culture through northern eyes -- Officers, generals, and "old Abe" -- Debility and Diseases -- Writing the indescribable as prisoners of war -- Soldiers no more.
- "This book examines 165 Illinois Civil War soldiers' and sailors' military lives. Letter writers lived in Illinois at the time of their enlistment, hailed from counties throughout the state, served in different branches of the military at different ranks, fought in a wide array of military campaigns, and represented the gamut of experiences and outcomes"--
- 9780809337637 paperback
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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