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Double Duty in the Civil War: The Letters of Sailor and Soldier Edward W. Bacon

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Description for Double Duty in the Civil War: The Letters of Sailor and Soldier Edward W. Bacon Hardcover. Shows how hunting Confederate commerce raiders on the high seas endured the tedium of blockade duty and took part in riverine warfare on the Mississippi. This book presents the author's beliefs about race, slavery, and the Union cause that were unconventional for the time and stand in contrast to those held by many of his contemporaries. Editor(s): Burkhardt, George S. Num Pages: 272 pages, 26 illustrations. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JH; BJ; HBJK; HBLL; HBWJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 152 x 23. Weight in Grams: 490.
In 1861 at the age of eighteen, Edward Woolsey Bacon, a Yale student and son of well-known abolitionist minister Leonard Bacon, left his home in New Haven, Connecticut, to fight for the United States. Over the next four years Bacon served in both the Union navy and army, which gave him a sweeping view of the Civil War. His postings included being a captain’s clerk on the USS Iroquois, a hospital clerk in his hometown, a captain in the 29th Connecticut Infantry (Colored), and a major in the 117th U.S. Colored Infantry, and he described these experiences in vibrant letters ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2009
Publisher
Southern Illinois University Press
Condition
New
Number of Pages
288
Place of Publication
Carbondale, United States
ISBN
9780809329106
SKU
V9780809329106
Shipping Time
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Ref
99-3

About
George S. Burkhardt is an independent scholar and writer who lives in Long Beach, California. A former news reporter and writer, he was the editor, publisher, and owner of California’s smallest daily newspaper, the Corning Daily Observer. He is the author of Confederate Rage, Yankee Wrath: No Quarter in the Civil War.

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