Academic journal article The Journal of Southern History

Army Life: From a Soldier's Journal: Incidents, Sketches and Record of a Union Soldier's Army Life, in Camp and Field, 1861-64

Academic journal article The Journal of Southern History

Army Life: From a Soldier's Journal: Incidents, Sketches and Record of a Union Soldier's Army Life, in Camp and Field, 1861-64

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Army Life: From a Soldier's Journal: Incidents, Sketches and Record of a Union Soldier's Army Life, in Camp and Field, 1861-64. By Albert O. Marshall. Edited and annotated by Robert G. Schultz. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2009. Pp. xviii, 340. Paper, $34.95, ISBN 978-1-55728-917-9.) Albert O. Marshall, a twenty-year-old native of New Lenox, Illinois, served as a private in the Thirty-third Illinois Regiment, or the "Normal Regiment," from 1861 to 1864 (p. ix). Marshall and his fellows, many of whom were college educated, saw service throughout the Mississippi River Valley, Louisiana, and the Texas Gulf Coast region. This volume consists of Marshall's postwar memoir, originally published in 1884 and skillfully edited by Robert G. Schultz. Marshall's memoir is notable for its detailed descriptions of camp life in the Union armies of the trans-Mississippi. Students and scholars of the common Civil War soldier will find much of use here; from training and discipline, to the election of officers, to discussions of equipment, food, recreation, and combat, Marshall's memoir is full of detail and anecdotes about his service. …

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