Army life : from a soldier's journal : incidents, sketches and record of a Union soldier's army life, in camp and field, 1861-64 / by Albert O Marshall ; edited and annotated by Robert G. Schultz.
By: Marshall, Albert O.
Contributor(s): Schultz, Robert G.Material type: TextSeries: Civil War in the West: Publisher: Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2009Description: xviii, 340 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeSubject(s): Marshall, Albert O., 1840-1914 | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives | United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 33rd (1861-1865) | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental historiesDDC classification: 973.7/81
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Originally published: Joliet, Ill. : Printed for the author, 1883.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Not distributed; available at Arkansas State Library.
Early soldier life -- In Missouri: battle of Fredericktown -- In winter quarters at Arcadia, Missouri -- Our first march southward -- In Arkansas: an insulate and destitute army -- Battle of Cache River -- After the battle: hard march to the Mississippi River -- Skirmishing, and confiscating cotton -- Return to the north: a winter campaign in southern Missouri -- Our winter campaign, continued -- Return to Pilot Knob -- A public meeting: last march in Missouri -- Down the Mississippi -- Across the Vicksburg side of the river -- Magnolia Hills: to the rear of Vicksburg -- Battle of Champion Hills -- Battle of Black River -- Vicksburg -- Siege of Vicksburg -- Charge upon Vicksburg: a few incidents -- With the army of the gulf -- In Louisiana -- Up the Teche Valley -- On the Gulf of Mexico -- In Texas -- Capture of Fort Esparenza -- In winter quarters at Indianola, Texas -- Re-enlistment of the thirty-third -- With the ninety-ninth -- Slavery, the ballot and the presidency: an essay -- Return from Texas to Louisiana -- From New Orleans to New York, and thence to Illinois -- Mustered out: home again.
It is also the story of a 20-year-old private in the military whose engaging writing belies his age. He tells of the battles he fought; the games he played; of his friends, fellow soldiers, and officers; and of the regiment's activities in Missouri and Arkansas, at Vicksburg, in Louisiana, and on the Texas Gulf Coast. It is not a complete story of the 33rd Illinois Infantry Regiment, known as the 'Normal Regiment', nor is it a complete roster of regiment members, of those killed, or wounded.