On Many a Bloody Field: Four Years In The Iron Brigade

Paperback | August 26, 1999

byAlan & Maureen Gaff, Alan Maureen Gaff

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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.

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Preserving their nation was their only concern. That was the determination of the brave soldiers who fought in the American Civil War, one of the bloodiest battles of all time. On Many a Bloody Field examines four years in the Iron Brigade, highlighting the day-to-day struggles of soldiers who were constantly living with the horrors of...

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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 ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:520 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.34 inPublished:August 26, 1999Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253212944

ISBN - 13:9780253212948

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Note on Quoted Material

1. Richmond City Greys
2. Camp Morton
3. Camp Kalorama
4. Affair at Lewinsville
5. Indiana Hospital
6. Arlington Heights
7. Headquarters Guard
8. Winter Camp
9. Spring Advance
10. Arrival of Gibbon
11. The Legging Mutiny
12. Campaigning under Pope
13. Brawner Farm
14. Aftermath
15. Battles in Maryland
16. The Iron Brigade
17. South to Fredericksburg
18. Valley Forge
19. Fitzhugh Crossing
20. North Again
21. Gettysburg
22. Last Stand
23. Back to Virginia
24. Along the Rapidan
25. The Veteran Question
26. Veteran Furlough
27. Arrival of Grant
28. Into the Wilderness
29. Grant's Campaign
30. Nadir at Petersburg
31. Weldon Railroad
32. Betrayal
33. 20th Indiana
34. The Last Winter
35. Appomattox
36. Peace

Epilogue: Home
Roster of Company B, 19th Indiana Volunteers
Notes
Bibliography
Index

From Our Editors

Preserving their nation was their only concern. That was the determination of the brave soldiers who fought in the American Civil War, one of the bloodiest battles of all time. On Many a Bloody Field examines four years in the Iron Brigade, highlighting the day-to-day struggles of soldiers who were constantly living with the horrors of war.