Recollections of a Private Soldier in the Army of the Potomac

eAudio - unabridged
Audio
Product Number: Z100150333
Released: Jun 25, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781094000213
Narrator/s: Paul Heitsch
Please log in to view pricing

Description

Who beside the enlisted men can tell how the fierce Confederates looked and fought behind their earthworks and in the open; how the heroic soldiers of the impoverished South were clothed, armed, and fed? The memoirs of Grant, Lee, Hood, Gordon, Johnston, and other Civil War generals are some of our most common sources that we look at when learning about this tumultuous conflict. But what about the voices of the common soldier? Frank Wilkeson, when he wrote his account of the Civil War, aimed to rectify this and reassert the importance of looking at the accounts of the men who carried the muskets, served the guns, and rode their saddles into the heat of battle. As he states in his preface, "The epauleted history has been largely inspired by vanity or jealousy, saving and excepting forever the immortal record." Wilkeson and his fellow comrades who lived on the frontlines of the conflict had no need to rescue their reputations or assert their actions and thus their accounts provide a brilliant and unbiased alternative view of this bloody war. After lying about his age Frank Wilkeson was just sixteen when he joined the Union Army in 1864. Through the course of the next year he saw some of the ferocious battles of Grant's Overland Campaign. Recollections of a Private Soldier in the Army of the Potomac is a wonderfully refreshing account of the American Civil War that takes the reader to the heart of what it would have been like to have served in the front ranks.

x-large
Author(s): Frank Wilkeson
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Jun 25, 2019

Bundle:

Please login to view pricing, or register now
Recollections of a Private Soldier in the Army of the Potomac
Product Number: BX00125297
Product Number:Z100150333
Product Number:DD46194

All formats/editions

CD
x-large
Author(s): Frank Wilkeson
Narrator(s): Paul Heitsch
Genre: History
Product Number DD46194
Released: Jun 25, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781094000176

Sign up for our email newsletter