History of the 72d Indiana Volunteer Infantry of the Mounted Lightning Brigade...: Especially Devoted to Giving the Reader a Definite Knowledge of the Service of the Common Soldier. With an Appendix Containing Complete Roster of Officers and Men, Volume 72, Part 4 (Google eBook)
William Ray Jewell
S. Vater & Company, printers, 1882 - Indiana - 719 pages
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Thank you Sargent McGee
Downloaded for a brief look at how Wilder's Lighting Brigade got and used its Spencer Repeating rifles, I couldn't put the book down. In addition to a unit history, McGee ranges from slavery to Andersonville, and sheds light on the horrid conditions of Union troops, including: hunger, "graybacks" (lice), and sickness brought on by neglect. McGee also relates war crimes by rebel soldiers and the surly attitudes of civilians. He also sprinkles in humor at just the right moments--even in the midst of battles.