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Heroes for All Time
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Voices of Civil War soldiers rise from the pages of Heroes for All Time. This book presents the war straight from the minds and pens of its participants; rich passages from soldiers’ letters and diaries complement hundreds of outstanding period photographs, most previously unpublished. The soldiers’ moving experiences, thoughts, and images animate each chapter. Written accounts by nurses and doctors, soldiers’ families, and volunteers on the home front add intriguing details to our picture of the struggle, which claimed roughly 6,000 Connecticut lives. Rare war artifacts—a bone ring carved on the battlefield or a wad of tobacco acquired from a rebel picket—connect the reader to the men and boys who once owned them. From camp life to battle, from Virginia to Louisiana, from the opening shot at Bull Run to the cheering at Appomattox, Heroes for All Time tells the story of the war through vivid, personal portrayals.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Editorial series, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  1. 1. Men of Connecticut!: War Begins, Spring 1861
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. 2. No One Dreamed of Anything but Victory: Bull Run, Summer 1861
  2. pp. 15-26
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  1. 3. The Voice of Duty: A Long War Ahead, Autumn 1861 to Summer 1862
  2. pp. 27-48
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  1. 4. War by Citizen Soldiers: The Makings of an Army
  2. pp. 49-60
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  1. 5. I Never Knew What War Meant till Today: Antietam, September 1862
  2. pp. 61-90
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  1. 6. Emancipation Is a Mighty Word: Freedom Arrives
  2. pp. 91-104
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  1. 7. No Men on Earth Can Be Braver: Fredericksburg, December 1862
  2. pp. 105-126
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  1. 8. Who Wouldn’t Be a Soldier?: Life in Camp
  2. pp. 127-156
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  1. 9. All This Heroism, and All This Appalling Carnage: Fighting in Virginia and Louisiana, Spring and Summer 1863
  2. pp. 157-182
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  1. 10. That Place Long to Be Remembered: Gettysburg, Summer 1863
  2. pp. 183-210
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  1. 11. There Will Be No Turning Back: Stubborn Fighting,July 1863 to June 1864
  2. pp. 211-238
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  1. 12. Hope Never Dying: From the Siege of Petersburg to the Sea, June to December 1864
  2. pp. 239-262
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  1. 13. Our Army Perfectly Crazy: On to Appomattox, 1865
  2. pp. 263-282
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  1. 14. Soldiers of the Union Mustered Out: The Aftermath
  2. pp. 283-294
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 295-310
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  1. Illustration Credits
  2. pp. 311-316
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 317-326
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  1. About the Authors
  2. pp. 327-328
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