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Brooks’ Battalion of Foreigners: A story of desperation, mutiny, and bravery

The letter begins: Sir, During the Summer, or Fall, of 1864 when the Confederate forces had been reduced almost to an army of cripples and there were no more old men or boys from whom to get recruits, and when … Continue reading

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“Facts” regarding the lower strata of society

One of the reasons that I began studying the Civil War era was the sheer magnitude of human passion shown by both sides.  A wonderful example of this is a recently uncovered letter written to the official Confederate Historian of … Continue reading

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