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Footprints of a regiment :
a recollection of the 1st Georgia Regulars, 1861-1865 /
W.H. Andrews ; annotated and with an introduction by Richard M. McMurray.
|Main Creator:||Andrews, W. H. (William Hill), 1838-1920.|
This book chronicles W.H. Andrews' four years in the Civil War from the Siege of Yorktown to the war's last battle at Bentonville, North Carolina. Based on his war journals and written in the 1890s, Andrews' memoir offers access to the perspective of a foot soldier reflecting some thirty years later. Andrews gives descriptions of his company's twenty-plus battles, including their violence and tragedy, as well as descriptions of his everyday experiences.
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Marietta, Ga. : Longstreet Press, ©1992.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Andrews recounts that "we have a good many Irish in the regiment, and while they are good hardy soldiers, they are hard to control. [For] they will have their dram if it is to be had, and they can find it where no one else will look for it [and] the boys have fights in camps pretty often [but] the Georgia boys are no match for the Irish laddie with his fist, so have to resort to some kind of weapon to defend themselves..."
Physical description: xiv, 220 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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