Civil War Times


illiam Brooke Rawle could have stayed home and enjoyed an easy life, but he went off to defend the United States. He was a fortunate scion of a wealthy Philadelphia family who graduated from the University, J. Gregory Acken presents Rawle’s edited letters and diary accounts. Rawle not only served in and described major battles such as Brandy Station, where he heard “the shells with their nasty noise. ‘Bang–zzzzZZZZ –bing––boom’ is the best way I can put it on paper,” and Gettysburg, “the bullets flew around my head like hail,” but also the thankless myriad tasks undertaken by the mounted arm.

Estás leyendo una vista previa, regístrate para leer más.

Más de Civil War Times

Civil War Times4 min. leídos
‘Old Brains’ And ‘Granny Lee’
THE RELATIONSHIP between soldiers and their commanders can be indicated by nicknames, which also provide insights into how opponents and civilians on both sides thought about various generals. Nathan Bedford Forrest, lauded by Confederates as the “Wi
Civil War Times3 min. leídos
Candid Camera
THE LOCATION OF THIS IMAGE, the photographer, and the year in which it was taken are unknown. Based on other identified photographs from the war, however, it’s a good guess it’s an Eastern Theater scene, and in a semi-permanent location for the Union
Civil War Times11 min. leídos
Week Of War
The Seven Days Campaign, fought June 25–July 1, 1862, prevented the Army of the Potomac from capturing the Confederate capital of Richmond, Va., at a critical junction early in the Civil War; established Robert E. Lee as an army commander, which woul