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Anyone who heard these diaries of a common Union soldier excerpted on the PBS-TV documentary The Civil War will recognize Elisha Hunt Rhodes' accounts of campaigns from Bull Run to Appomattox, which remain outstanding for their clarity and detail. "This remarkable diary chronicles the career of one of the Civil War's most remarkable soldiers."--James M. McPherson. 70 photos.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780679738282
ISBN-10: 0679738282
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 133mm x 18mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Elisha Hunt Rhodes

Elisha Hunt Rhodes was born in Cranston, Rhode Island, in 1842. He enlisted as a private in the Union Army in 1861. Four years later, he left the army as a twenty-three-year-old colonel, having fought in every campaign of the Army of the Potomac from Bull Run to Appomattox. After the war, he returned to his home state of Rhode Island and became a successful businessman. He remained active in military and veteran affairs, serving as the Brigadier General of the Brigade of Rhode Island Militia from 1879 to 1893 and acting as president of the Second Rhode Island Volunteers and Battery A Veterans Association.Rhodes died at the age of seventy-five on January 14, 1917."