Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field

Southern Adventure in Time of War. Life with the Union Armies, and Residence on a Louisiana Plantation

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Author: Thomas W. Knox
Language: English
Wordcount: 131,882 / 397 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,017
Added to site: 2004.07.02
mnybks.net#: 8462
Genres: War, Adventure, History
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a surgeon when I had charge of that artillery," said the doctor afterward, "and so removed every thing that marked my rank."

The Rebels made some very desperate charges against our artillery, and lost heavily in each attack. Once they actually laid their hands on the muzzles of two guns in Captain Stone's battery, but were unable to capture them.

General Hurlbut stated that his division fought all day on Sunday with heavy loss, but only one regiment broke. When he entered the battle on Monday morning, the Third Iowa Infantry was commanded by a first-lieutenant, all the field officers and captains having been disabled or captured. Several regiments were commanded by captains.

Colonel McHenry, of the Seventeenth Kentucky, said his regiment fought a Kentucky regiment which was raised in the county where his own was organized. The fight was very fierce. The men frequently called out from one to another, usi

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2014.07.12
Dai Alanye
***..

One of the stranger books I've read, it gives insights into portions of the Civil War. Written by a free-lance reporter who followed the Northern Army, a question remains as to the degree of trustworthiness.

Starts out with the early campaigns in Missouri, offering details on battles minor and major. Somehow manages to avoid mention of Grant's activities there, and leaves out the battle of Lone Jack, though that was a very minor affair.

Goes on to critique the fighting in Kentucky and Tennessee at Shiloh, Chattanooga and others, then on to Vicksburg.

At this point the author and a partner decide to lease a plantation or two, planning to prove that success can be had with free labor despite what Southerners think. Supposedly they make money until driven off by a series of guerrilla raids

It then offers a travelog of the Mississippi, before reviewing Reconstruction on a personal level.

Contains a good deal of hearty criticism of corruption among Southerners and Northerners alike. I read the entire thing and enjoyed much of it, only wondering how much was true.


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