Download e-book for iPad: Alonzo's War: Letters from a Young Civil War Soldier by Mary Searing O'Shaughnessy

By Mary Searing O'Shaughnessy

Alonzo Bryant Searing, a highschool graduate elderly 18, enlisted within the 11th New Jersey Volunteer Regiment in Dover, New Jersey in 1862 and served years and ten months as a personal within the Union military. His unit served in 27 engagements and he used to be a little wounded two times. in the course of that point he wrote one hundred ten letters domestic to his sister. Twenty-five years later he edited those letters, including info from his well-kept journals and his reminiscence and had them released in The Morris County magazine newspaper from 1890-1893. The booklet is that this selection of letters, written with a dry humor, together with photograph descriptions of engagements, together with a few listings of demise, wounding and disease, evaluations of the warfare, politics, faith, race, alcohol, deserters, camp stipulations, medical institution lifestyles, his personal poetry and bills of conferences with acquaintances and family members in within sight military devices.

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