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From Home Guards to Heroes: The 87th Pennsylvania and Its Civil War Community Dennis Brandt

From Home Guards to Heroes: The 87th Pennsylvania and Its Civil War Community

Dennis Brandt

Published January 30th 2007
ISBN : 9780826265425
Hardcover
312 pages
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Dennis W. Brandts unique history of the 87th Pennsylvania Infantry investigates why these boys from York enlisted and deserted, the ways in which soldiers reflected their home communities, and the areas attitudes toward the Civil War both beforeMoreDennis W. Brandts unique history of the 87th Pennsylvania Infantry investigates why these boys from York enlisted and deserted, the ways in which soldiers reflected their home communities, and the areas attitudes toward the Civil War both before and after hostilities broke out. Grounded in more than a decade of research into nearly two thousand military records, Brandt sheds light on the lives of ordinary men: the comparative values of farm and city boys, their motives and concerns, the effect of battle on soldiers and their families, and the suffering that veterans took to the grave. Engagingly written for a wide audience, this is a book about war in which humanity, as opposed to troop movements, takes center stage.