By Wayne Mahood
In 1862 twenty-one-year-old Morris Brown Jr. left his reports at Hamilton university to take in the Union reason. He quick rose in rank from sergeant significant to captain and performing regimental commander for the 126th big apple Volunteers. In letters written to his kin in Penn Yan, ny, Brown describes his reports at warfare: the unseemly carping among fellow officials, the phobia that gripped males dealing with conflict, and the longing to come back domestic. Brown’s letters additionally demonstrate an bold younger guy who not just sought after reputation but additionally desired to guarantee himself of a monetary destiny. in particular, this is often the tale of a brave younger guy, instructed commonly in his personal phrases. Few Civil warfare squaddies have been as articulate as Morris Brown Jr., fewer served in a regiment that observed a lot wrestle, nonetheless fewer commanded a regiment at any such younger age, or even fewer have been famous by means of the newly minted Medal of Honor.
“…Wayne Mahood shines a gentle on a tender lifetime of promise reduce brief within the bloody, sour conflict among North and South … The crusade recommendations of the battles [Morris] Brown engaged in are defined intimately, making this a lucrative learn for army historical past buffs.” — Western long island Heritage
“[The booklet] is mainly worthwhile as a first-person documentation of the Civil battle and should be of targeted curiosity to people who are looking to study extra approximately participation by way of Finger Lakes squaddies within the Civil War.” — Life within the Finger Lakes
“Fight All Day, March All Night is an unforgettable trip, and a great addition to Civil struggle analyzing lists.” — Midwest booklet Review
“In drawing jointly rather a lot details past what should be gleaned from the preliminary resource … Wayne Mahood has not just performed a outstanding volume of study, yet has additionally extra importantly to the substantial shop of books at the Civil struggle that already exists.” — Hamilton Alumni Review
“Mahood has performed an exceptional activity enhancing the letters, including huge notes, and delivering informative biographical textual content … Fight All Day, March All Night is a ‘must’ for any Union bookshelf.” — Civil warfare News
“The smelly letters of Capt. Morris Brown Jr., of the 126th big apple express us that ambition, bravery, and a willingness to scrap with fellow officials used to be alive and good within the Civil struggle. an engaging and vigorous examine the battle reports of a Medal of Honor winner and a survivor of Gettysburg, who gave his existence for his state early within the Petersburg crusade. because of Wayne Mahood for bringing those strange letters to our attention.” — Earl J. Hess, writer of within the Trenches at Petersburg: box Fortifications and accomplice Defeat
Wayne Mahood is individual carrier Professor Emeritus within the institution of schooling at Geneseo–SUNY. His many books contain Alexander “Fighting Elleck” Hays: The lifetime of a Civil battle basic, From West aspect to the Wilderness, General Wadsworth: The existence and instances of Brevet basic James S. Wadsworth, and Written in Blood: A background of the 126th ny Infantry within the Civil War.
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