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On Many a Bloody Field: Four Years in the Iron Brigade
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On Many a Bloody Field: Four Years in the Iron Brigade (Paperback)

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... an excellent unit history of a renowned regiment... " -The Civil War News



... American history on a human scale... " -Kirkus Reviews



The author gives some of the best descriptions of the daily life of a Civil War soldier that can be found anywhere." -Library Journal



On Many a Bloody Field is a masterpiece of Civil War scholarship and painstaking historical research." -The Bookwatch



... meticulously researched, day-by-day history of Company B, 19th Indiana Infantry Regiment.... [T]he real essence of this book is its detailed attention to the common soldiers.... [A]s a representative of its genre, it probably is without many peers." -Journal of Southern History



On Many a Bloody Field follows one of the Civil War's most famous combat organizations-Company B, 19th Indiana Volunteers of the Iron Brigade, in a vivid account of ordinary people thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Alan Gaff follows the men from recruitment through mustering out, from the tedium of camp to the excitement of battle. A close-up view of the experience of war, told from the soldiers' perspective, often in the words of the men themselves.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalModern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900History & PoliticsMilitary HistoryHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: Indiana University Press Publication Date: 01/06/1997 ISBN-13: 9780253212948  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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ALAN D. GAFF is the author of Brave Men's Tears: The Iron Brigade at the Battle of Brawner Farm and If This Is War: A History of the Campaign of Bull Run by the Wisconsin Regiment Thereafter Known as the Ragged Ass Second, and the editor (with Maureen Gaff) of Adventures on the Western Frontier by Major General John Gibbon.

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