s War: A Tale of the Illinois 40th Volunteer Infantry
C G. RichardsonISBN: 1456860682;
s leaders and enlisted in the 40th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. The regiment marched through the mid-nineteenth century apocalypse that would leave its mark on them and their homeland forever. Friends and neighbors, fathers and sons, mostly farmers and day laborers met ""the elephant"" for the first time at bloody Shiloh and mainatained his aquaintance at places like Corinth, Vicksburgh, Jackson, Missionary Ridge, and Kennesaw Mountain. They followed their beloved leader William Tecumseh Sherman who they fondly called ""Uncle Billy"" through the mountains of Tennessee and Georgia as he chased Joe Johnston from Chattanooga to Atlanta. Most would re-enlist and follow Sherman on the ""March to the Sea"". A fourth of the regiment would not make it home and those who did were different from the ordinary men they...
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