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By Thomas S. Hawley M.D.,Thomas S., M.D. Hawley,Dennis W. Belcher

This ebook deals an extraordinary perception into the historical past of the Civil struggle within the western theatre throughout the eyes of a regimental health professional. The newly graduated Dr. Thomas S. Hawley served in a single of the superior struggling with regiments of the Union military. This choice of letters is necessary for 2 purposes: They element his 4 and a part 12 months profession within the military via firsthand money owed of some of the campaigns and his quite a few tasks, and so they chronicle his interactions with captured accomplice infantrymen, his encounters with pro–Southern and pro–Northern civilians in components occupied by way of the Union military, his stories with freed slaves and diverse different day-by-day occasions within the battle. awesome one of the letters is his list of the early Civil battle in Missouri, the Vicksburg crusade, the conflict of Tupelo and the conflict of Nashville.

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