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Author Roe, Lewis Franklin, 1838-1908.

Title From western deserts to Carolina swamps : a Civil War soldier's journals and letters home / edited by John P. Wilson
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 280 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents The search for Lewis Roe -- Retracing the march of the 7th Infantry, June-August 1860 -- Fort Bridger to Fort Craig : Lewis Roe's 1860 diary -- Escort duty in the Southwest and the Battle of Valverde -- Reenlistment, joining Sherman's army, and the beginning of the Atlanta Campaign, February-May 22, 1864 -- Rome, Georgia, and the Battle of Allatoona, May 23-November 9, 1864 -- The march to the sea, November 10-December 14, 1864 -- Savannah, Georgia, December 15, 1864-January 26, 1865 -- Up through the Carolinas, January 27-March 27, 1865 -- End of the war and home again, April-July 1865
Summary "While eyewitness accounts of the Civil War by enlisted men are uncommon, even scarcer are personal narratives from the Civil War in the West. These journals and letters were written by Lewis Roe, an Illinois farm boy who served in the 7th U.S. Infantry and the 50th Illinois Volunteer Infantry between 1860 and 1865. They offer details of an epic march from Fort Bridger, Wyoming, to New Mexico, a firsthand account of the Battle of Valverde (1862), and Roe's efforts to understand ongoing events as the country rushed toward the outbreak of hostilities. Later in the war, Roe documented the Union occupation of Rome, Georgia, and the battle of Allatoona, and left us a candid account of an enlisted man's experiences with Sherman's army on its March to the Sea and in the Carolinas Campaign. His relative objectivity and attention to everyday details make this valuable record a lively read."--Project Muse
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-267) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Roe, Lewis Franklin, 1838-1908 -- Correspondence.
Roe, Lewis Franklin, 1838-1908 -- Diaries.
United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 50th (1861-1865)
United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 7th.
Atlanta Campaign, 1864 -- Sources.
Sherman's March through the Carolinas -- Sources.
Sherman's March to the Sea -- Sources.
Southwest, New -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
Genre/Form Diaries.
Personal narratives.
Records and correspondence.
Personal correspondence.
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
Author Wilson, John P. (John Philip), 1935-
LC no. 2011049642
ISBN 0826351441 (electronic bk.)
0826351441 (electronic)
9780826351449 (electronic bk.)