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The Peninsula campaign in Virginia :
or, Incidents and scenes on the battlefields and in Richmond /
by Rev. J.J. Marks, D.D.
|Main Creator:||Marks, James Junius, 1809-1899.|
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Philadelphia : J. B. Lippincott, 1864.
Travels in the Confederate States.
Mr. Marks, the son of a United States senator, was Chaplain of the 63rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was mustered in on August 26, 1861, and served unitl he resigned on December 20, 1862. He met with General Kearny on several occasions, the first interview being a little tense. This kind man was overcome with so many wounded and dying soldiers left unattended. His report was presented to another general, who passed it along to General Kearny. He was summoned to explain himself and, although Kearny was at first stern, it became apparent that Marks had followed proper protocol. Kearny was worried that the widespread broadcast of the report could damage the morale of the regiment. They parted with Kearny thanking Marks for his good work and encouraging to continue same. This was followed up with a letter from Kearny. The last interview that Marks had with Kearny was in regard to the sick and wounded but soon became more personal with Kearny expressing his religious beliefs that the Gospel was the means to obtain peace. Soon after, Kearny was killed. There is an interesting and extended narrative of the debate between Marks and an officer of the Louisiana Tigers, whose father came from County Donegal. The man was vehemently pro-slavery and pro-secession. It got quite spirited with each man strongly presenting his views. A microcosm of the prevailing attitude of many.
Physical description: xx, 444 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
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