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By Lesley J. Gordon

ISBN-10: 0807157309

ISBN-13: 9780807157305

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A damaged Regiment recounts the tragic heritage of 1 of the Civil War's so much ill-fated Union army devices. geared up within the past due summer season of 1862, the sixteenth Connecticut Volunteer Infantry used to be unprepared for conflict a month later, while it entered the struggle at Antietam. the consequences have been catastrophic: approximately 1 / 4 of the boys have been killed or wounded, and Connecticut's sixteenth panicked and fled the sector. within the years that undefined, the regiment participated in minor skirmishes ahead of surrendering en masse in North Carolina in 1864. so much of its contributors spent months in southern legal camps, together with the infamous Andersonville stockade, the place ailment and hunger took the lives of over 100 participants of the unit.

The struggles of the sixteenth led survivors to mirror at the real nature in their army adventure in the course of and after the conflict, and questions of cowardice and braveness, patriotism and function, have been usually preferable of their innovations. over the years, competing tales emerged of who they have been, why they continued what they did, and the way they need to be remembered. by means of the tip of the century, their collective memories reshaped this troubling and worrying earlier, and the "unfortunate regiment" emerged because the "Brave Sixteenth," their person thoughts and money owed altered to slot the extra heroic contours of the Union victory.

The manufactured from over a decade of study, Lesley J. Gordon's A damaged Regiment illuminates this unit's complicated heritage amid the interaction of assorted, and infrequently competing, voices. the result's a desirable and heartrending tale of 1 regiment's wartime and postwar struggles.

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