My brave boys :
to war with Colonel Cross and the Fighting Fifth /
Mike Pride and Mark Travis ; with a foreword by Walter Holden.
|Main Creator:||Pride, Mike, 1946-|
"Two thousand regiments fought in Union armies during the Civil War. None - not one - suffered more deaths in battle than the Fifth New Hampshire Volunteers. At the center of this regiment's searing experience is Colonel Edward Cross, a journalist and adventurer who infused the Fifth with his formidable personality. Concord Monitor editors Mike Pride and Mark Travis spent eight years digging for the story of Cross and his men in letters, diaries, memoirs, official records, and newspaper accounts. The result is a military history unfolded in human terms, as the men themselves experienced it."--Jacket.
The biographers of the plain-spoken and competent Colonel Cross also refer to the low estimate that Cross had of Meagher's sobriety and courage.
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Hanover, NH : University Press of New England, 2001.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-310) and index.
Physical description: xv, 323 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
GR 5687: Stephen Griffin Collection
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