The civil war journal of private heyward emmell, ambulance and infantry corps : A Very Disagreeable War.
- ISBN: 9781611470413 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2011.
On October 1, 1861, nineteen-year-old Heyward Emmell took the first step that led him onto the front lines of the American Civil War for the next three years. He served, first, as an infantryman in the 7th Regiment, New Jersey, Volunteers, for twenty-twomonths and, then, as a stretcher bearer in the Ambulance Corps for fourteen months. Emmell witnessed and recorded virtually all the major events and battles of the Army of the Potomac from the Peninsula Campaign to Gettysburg to the Siege of Petersburg. This book presents what he saw in his own words-sometimes emotional, sometimes humorous, and always forthright. Emmell's account of his experiences is rich in detail, often noting aspects that are not reported in other Civil War diaries. He describes a wide variety of events, from the Southern sympathizers' attempt to poison Union soldiers with a gift of arsenic-laden cake, the suicides of a general accused of cowardice and a soldier too exhausted to continue, to the technologies...
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