Yours for the Union: The Civil War Letters of John W. Chase, First Massachusetts Light Artillery by John S. CollierYours for the Union: The Civil War Letters of John W. Chase, First Massachusetts Light Artillery by John S. Collier

Yours for the Union: The Civil War Letters of John W. Chase, First Massachusetts Light Artillery

byJohn S. Collier, Bonnie B. Collier

Paperback | December 1, 2010

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Yours for the Union is a collection of letters that takes us inside the life and mind of a Civil War soldier. John Chase's reports of his service with the Army of the Potomac, reveal what the war was really like for the men who fought it.
Chase was a 36 year-old cabinetmaker from Roxbury, a widower with four young children when he enlisted as a private in the First Massachusetts Light Artillery. These well written letters portray a man who is trying to provide for his children, maintain his finances, obtain food and clothing to supplement his meager rations, all while marching in the mud and fighting a war. While he was a patriotic Northerner, his occasionally crude language reflects his strong opinion of abolitionists, and especially, of abolitionist politicians.

John S. Collier is great-great grandson of John W. Chase. He and Bonnie B. Collier are both retired and live in Maryland.
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Title:Yours for the Union: The Civil War Letters of John W. Chase, First Massachusetts Light ArtilleryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 0 inPublished:December 1, 2010Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823223043

ISBN - 13:9780823223046

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Yours for the Union adds another valuable voice to the chorus.