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Title The 16th Mississippi Infantry : Civil War letters and reminiscences / compiled and edited by Robert G. Evans
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2002]
©2002
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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 365 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; The Writers; Chapter 1 ""A common enthusiasm and eagerness for the fray . . .""; Chapter 2 ""What the Yankees don't kill will die of disease . . .""; Chapter 3 ""We ... fear no danger""; Chapter 4 "". . . have you all winked out?""; Chapter 5 "". . . deluded victims of Northern fanaticism . . .""; Chapter 6 "". . . a regular war of extermination""; Chapter 7 "". . . we swept everything before us""; Chapter 8 "". . . a little town in Maryland""; Chapter 9 ""The valley is strewed with blue . . .""
Chapter 10 ""Everything wears such a cheering aspect . . .""Chapter 11 "". . . enough to make the Old Master weep""; Chapter 12 "". . . a hard fight in Pennsylvania . . .""; Chapter 13 "". . . not very pleasant work, but it has to be done""; Chapter 14 "". . . we must take it the best we can""; Chapter 15 "". . . the men wouldn't come to time""; Chapter 16 "". . . we will have other fish to fry in a day or two""; Chapter 17 "". . . the place received the appellation Bloody Bend""; Chapter 18 "". . . a man cannot be too good to die for his home, his country""
Chapter 19 ""Mining and blowing up is all the talk . . .""Chapter 20 "". . . daily there was a list of casualties""; Chapter 21 "". . . Fort Gregg will never be surrendered""; Chapter 22 "". . . the loss of all-save honor""; Postscripts; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Summary They fought in the Shenandoah campaign that blazed Stonewall Jackson's reputation. They fought in the Seven Days' Battles and at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg, in the Wilderness campaign, and at Spotsylvania. At the surrender they were beside General Robert E. Lee in Appomattox. From the beginning of the war to its very end the men of the Sixteenth Mississippi endured. In this collection of their letters and their memories, both historians and Civil War buffs will find the fascinating words of these common soldiers in one of the most notable units in the Army of No
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-351) and index
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Subject Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 16th.
Soldiers -- Mississippi -- Biography.
Soldiers -- Mississippi -- Correspondence.
Soldiers -- Mississippi -- Diaries.
Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories.
Genre/Form Biography.
Diaries.
History.
Personal narratives
Personal narratives.
Records and correspondence.
Biographies.
Personal correspondence.
Diaries.
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
Author Evans, Robert G., 1949-
LC no. 2002001737
ISBN 1604736925 (electronic bk.)
9781604736922 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Sixteenth Mississippi Infantry