Story starts with this week’s installment of REDMOND’S REVIEW. Darren enlightens the audience with his synopsis of the following book.
STORY OF A COMMON SOLDIER OF THE UNITED STATES CIVIL WAR
Story is available in the public domain, ‘The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865’
Written by Judge Leander Stillwell, this is a very engaging and historically important book. This autobiographical work, explains it in great detail from the Arthur’s first-hand account of what it was like in the day-to-day activity of a civil war soldier born in the north,but fighting in the south.
Within this book we learn of the author’s meeting after the war with General Sherman, and of his participation in The Siege of Vicksburg. Also of his fighting at Shiloh. The reader will be enthralled with knowledge about the war that they may have never known, vitally important to anyone who wants to learn the complete story about what it was like during the Civil War for the soldier.
We learned that soldiers on both sides were able to vote. Did you know that some soldiers voted illegally? And, did you know that all of the written correspondence to their field command of both generals, Grant and Lee by order of Congress was released into the public?
This book could act as a college-level course in the Civil War itself and how a soldier’s life was affected by it. Not surprised but I learned a lot when the author talked at Great length about how is Soldier rather be sick out in the field than ever step foot in a army Hospital.
I also found it surprising that the soldiers rather engage in full-on action on the front lines of the big battles not for Honor but rather for safety then have to deal with small bands of independent fighters from both sides. If you are interested in the Civil War read this book.
Written By: Darren Redmond
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