All for the Union: The Civil War Diary & Letters of Elisha Hunt Rhodes (Google eBook)
All for the Union is the eloquent and moving diary of Elisha Hunt Rhodes, who enlisted into the Union Army as a private in 1861 and left it four years later as a 23-year-old lieutenant colonel after fighting hard and honorably in battles from Bull Run to Appomattox. Anyone who heard these diaries excerpted on the PBS-TV series The Civil War will recognize his accounts of those campaigns, which remain outstanding for their clarity and detail. Most of all, Rhodes's words reveal the motivation of a common Yankee foot soldier, an otherwise ordinary young man who endured the rigors of combat and exhausting marches, short rations, fear, and homesickness for a salary of $13 a month and the satisfaction of giving "all for the union."
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Review: All for the Union: The Civil War Diary & Letters of Elisha Hunt RhodesUser Review - Rita - Goodreads
Good diary of one young man's war experience, written from the perspective on a soldier who rose through the ranks and participated in many of the major battles including Gettsyburg. It gives more perspective on the mundane day to day activities of the soldiers. Read full review
Review: All for the Union: The Civil War Diary & Letters of Elisha Hunt RhodesUser Review - Joyce Lagow - Goodreads
The book was made justifiably famous by the PBS Series, The Civil War. Read full review
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