Mr. Dunn Browne's Experiences in the Army: The Civil War Letters of Samuel Fiske

Mr Dunn Browne s Experiences in the Army The Civil War Letters of Samuel Fiske Mr Dunn Browne s Experiences in the Army edited by noted Civil War writer Stephen Sears provides a candid often witty behind the scenes look at the Civil War A collection of battlefront letters co

  • Title: Mr. Dunn Browne's Experiences in the Army: The Civil War Letters of Samuel Fiske
  • Author: Stephen W. Sears
  • ISBN: 9780823218332
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Mr Dunn Browne s Experiences in the Army, edited by noted Civil War writer Stephen Sears, provides a candid, often witty, behind the scenes look at the Civil War A collection of battlefront letters composed by Browne pseudonym of Captain Samuel Wheelock Fiske of the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry , this book is unique in the literature of the Civil War Fiske was Mr Dunn Browne s Experiences in the Army, edited by noted Civil War writer Stephen Sears, provides a candid, often witty, behind the scenes look at the Civil War A collection of battlefront letters composed by Browne pseudonym of Captain Samuel Wheelock Fiske of the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry , this book is unique in the literature of the Civil War Fiske was at once a fighting infantryman and an experienced newspaper correspondent, and no one in this war, on either side, wrote better accounts of a soldier s experiences in battle and in camp From Antietam to the Wilderness, readers of the Springfield Republican had Dunn Browne to explain to them just how it was in the Army of the Potomac In addition, he was an investigative reporter before that term was invented who delved into the follies of the army bureaucracy, the sophistries of the Copperheads, and the abuses of conscription He delved, too, into the complexities of why men fight.

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    1. Stephen W. Sears is one of my favorite Civil War authors, and he is a fine editor as well. For this work, Sears improved upon an 1866 edition of the letters of a well-known writer and Union Army officer, providing additional letters, as well as excellent commentary and historical background. The result is a primary source treasure trove. Rarely for a Civil War work, I laughed out loud several times while reading Fiske's wry missives and was saddened to read Sears's description of his death. Amer [...]

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