A Civil War Soldier's Diary
Northern Illinois University Press, Jan 1, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 280 pages
A century and a half after Appomattox, the diaries of soldiers continue to surface, and Civil War enthusiasts, including many university professors, dream of finding a lost piece of history. Such was the delight of David Roe, whose friend gave him a remarkable family heirloom—the diary of Valentine C. Randolph—which included handwritten daily entries starting on the day Randolph enlisted and ending on the evening before he arrived home. Spanning three years of military experience in the 39th Illinois Regiment, this diary includes revealing narratives, some recounting events not noted in other sources.
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Introduction by Stephen R Wise
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