Soldier Life by Collective

By Collective

Yet one more quantity in Time-Lifes «Voices of the Civil struggle» sequence. This one isn't the same as so much, although. the focal point here's no longer any unmarried conflict quite, it's a examine the warriors existence. as with any works during this sequence, the hallmark is observations from the warriors themselves, no matter if from authentic experiences, letters, or diaries. The part titles start to lay out the contents: «Answering the Call,» «The equipped Bore,» «A query of Character,» «Tenting Tonight,» and «The Promise of Home.» for every part, there's a short creation, placing that part inside of a context. Then, the voices of the individuals themselves.

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An unhappy "contraband, " armyjargon for a A novelty to most soldiersfrom the North, blacks employed as camp servants were often the butt ofcruelpranks andpracticaljokes. be made and gradually tling Federal soldiers prepare to a newlyfreed slave, with one end in his mouth, and the other off some distance. laid, end him had been played upon him. There was another mode of dealing with sleep with their him with and star- suddenness. 35 . SOLDI ER LIFE LIEUTENANT JOHN V. HADLEY 7TH Indiana Infantry Twenty-two-year-oldJohn Hadley ofHendricks County, Indiana, left Western Christian University on September ij, 1861, to join the jth Indiana.

Lacking a female presence, enlisted men would sometimes hold stag dances, with soldiers dressed in women's Inevitably the time attire. would come to sling knapsacks and shoulder muskets, as the armies prepared for battle. With mingled excitement and apprehension soldiers would abandon off to their resume the camps and march terrible business of war. Members ofa Federal army bandpreparefor a review at Fairfax Station, i86j. Virginia, in December of Trumpeter Henry P. Moyer ofthe ijth Pennsylvania Cavalry described his band as adjunct to the regiment, especiallyfor dress parade, guard mount, ''accomplished much in relieving the 29 monotony ofcamp life.

In anticipation oflong marches, instructions were issued to discard unnecessary gear. Abner Small observed his disappointed mates disposing ofsome oftheirfavorite things, including carefully constructed game boards, furniture, and other such camp comforts. " This includes for surplus baggage and all for the handy things housekeeping, constructed ingeniously from the bark and roots of trees. From bread boxes and barrels grew center tables, chairs, desks, and even cake trunks. " grave, and, piling in his little One man in treasures, read ser\'ice over them, and preached a sermon from the text, "And Ephraim fed upon the east marked the A neat headboard On his return from the mud wind three days and hungered resting place of his jewels.

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