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Courage Under Fire: Profiles in Bravery from the Battlefields of the Civil War
Courage Under Fire: Profiles in Bravery from the Battlefields of the Civil War by Wiley Sword 0312367414 9780312367411
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Courage Under Fire: Profiles in Bravery from the Battlefields of the Civil War by Wiley Sword

Through diaries and letter written on the battlefield, in camps, and on the deathbeds of soldiers from north and south, Wiley Sword, writes about more than the Civil War. He writes of the complex working of a soldiers mindnbsp;coming to grips with life and death in a time when his country was at war with itself. On Aug. 3, 1864, Illinois Lieutenant Frank Curtiss was ordered by his commander to take the 127th Illinois Infantry into a charge of the fortified Rebel lines.nbsp; He knew certain death was in store for him andnbsp;his men.nbsp; He also knew little tactical superiority would be gained for lives lostnbsp;and refused to do it.nbsp;nbsp;Confederate Brigadier General Patrick Cleburne, one of the Souths greatest military tacticians, left diaries showing henbsp;was striving to refine his methods to save lives while winning battles.nbsp; And then there is the Rhode Island Regimentsnbsp;Major Sullivan Ballou who, in 1861 on the eve of the battle of Bull Runnbsp;who wrote of courage and dedication to his cause.nbsp;Wiley Sword constructs a picture of the military mind that still resonates in todaysnbsp; wars.

Author: Wiley Sword

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 336

Publisher: St. Martins Press

Publication Date: 2007-11-13

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ISBN: 0312367414


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