A Yankee at arms :
the diary of Lieutenant Augustus D. Ayling, 29th Massachusetts Volunteers /
edited by Charles F. Herberger.
|Main Creator:||Ayling, Augustus D.|
"When New Englander Augustus Ayling responded to President Lincoln's first call for volunteers at the outbreak of the Civil War, he began a diary that he would keep until the end of the conflict. That recently discovered manuscript now provides us with an unusual panorama of the Civil War as seen by one man who fought in three different theaters." "Throughout his diary, Ayling eloquently described the difficult conditions under which soldiers served, revealing both the pleasures and problems of an officer's life. As lively and dramatic in its reportage of key events as it is meticulous in detail, Ayling's diary provides valuable perspectives on both the battlefield and the homefront."--Jacket.
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Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©1999.
Voices of the Civil War series.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-296) and index.
After Antietam, the 29th Massachusetts was replaced by the 28th Massachusetts. It was a better fit as the 28th was a solidly Irish component.
Physical description: xiv, 301 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
GR 5579: Stephen Griffin Collection
1572330341 (alk. paper)
9781572330344 (alk. paper)
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