Soldiering: The Civil War Diary of Rice C. Bull, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry

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Presidio Press, 1995 - History - 259 pages
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Among the rank and file of largely uneducated Union Soldiers in the Civil War, Sergeant Rice C. Bull was an exception--a sensitive and perceptive man whose diary vividly describes the training, daily routine and combat that was the life of an infantryman. Among the memorable passages are those of the Battle of Chancellorsville and of marching with Sherman through a devastated Georgia to the sea.

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RC Bull writes about his experience as a soldier in the 123rd NY during the Civil War. I hesitate to say he describes the hardships of a soldier, because he understands that soldiering is hard. He ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER ONE Volunteer Soldiering
1
CHAPTER TWO The Beginning of Real Soldiering
19
CHAPTER THREE The Chancellorsville Campaign
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K. JACK BAUER was a noted historian, long associated with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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