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Author King, James W., 1842-1903.

Title Conspicuous Gallantry [electronic resource] : The Civil War and Reconstruction Letters ofJames W. King, 11th Michigan Volunteer Infantry / Eric Faust.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Kent State University Press, 2015.


Description 1 online resource (288 pages).
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Series Civil War in the North
Civil War in the North.
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Summary The Union states of what is now the Midwest have received far less attention from historians than those of the East, and much of Michigan's Civil War story remains untold. The eloquent letters of James W. King shed light on a Civil War regiment that played important roles in the battles of Stones River, Chickamauga, and Missionary Ridge. King enlisted in the 11th Michigan in 1861 as a private and rose to the rank of quartermaster sergeant. His correspondence continues into the era of Reconstruction, when he tried his hand at raising cotton in Tennessee and Alabama and found himself caught up in the social and political upheavals of the postwar South. King went off to war as an obscure nineteen-year-old farm boy, but he was anything but average. His letters to Sarah Jane Babcock, his future wife, vividly illustrate the plight and perspective of the rankand- file Union infantryman while revealing the innermost thoughts of an articulate, romantic, and educated young man. King's wartime correspondence explores a myriad of issues faced by the common Federal soldier: the angst, uncertainty, and hope associated with long-distance courtship
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Subject King, James W., 1842-1903 -- Correspondence.
United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 11th (1861-1864)
Newspaper editors -- Michigan -- Correspondence.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Alabama -- Sources.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Tennessee -- Sources.
Cotton farmers -- Southern States -- Correspondence.
Soldiers -- Michigan -- Correspondence.
Michigan -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Faust, Eric R., 1971-
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Other Form: Print version: King, James W., 1842-1903. Conspicuous gallantry : Kent, Ohio : The Kent State University Press, 2015. 9781606352434 (DLC)2014049078
ISBN 9781631011382 (e-pub)
9781606352434 (print)
Standard No. 9781631011382

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