A Hundred Days to Richmond

A Hundred Days to Richmond

Ohio's "Hundred Days" Men in the Civil War
Jim Leeke
Distribution: World
Publication date: 09/22/1999
Format: Hardback 17 b&w photos, 4 maps, 1 bibliog.
ISBN: 978-0-253-33537-1
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... an interesting and readable account of those whose service to the Blue was brief but in some cases dangerous and exciting." — The Civil War News

This useful and entertaining book presents, mainly in the words of the participants, the experience of the 35,000 Ohioans who served in 100-day regiments during the summer of 1864." —Choice

Drawn from Civil War diaries, letters, and eyewitness accounts, A Hundred Days to Richmond tells for the first time the complete story of Ohio's "100-day men," state militia troops offered for Union service for 100 days. Their tales—unique and memorable, and unmistakably American—reflect the hope, fear, determination, horror, humor, and grit of the Civil War.

Author Bio

Jim Leeke has worked as a reporter in Guam, Michigan, Boston and San Francisco and is now a freelance writer and editor in Worthington, Ohio. His first book was Sudden Ice, a mystery. He is also the editor of Smoke, Sound & Fury: The Civil War Memoirs of Major-General Lew Wallace, W.S. Volunteers.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Maps


1. The Boys
2. Muster
3. New Creek
4. Washington
5. Maryland
6. The Shenandoah
7. Cynthiana
8. Petersburg
9. Fourth of July
10. Monocacy
11. Fort Stevens
12. Back to the Valley
13. Prisoners of War
14. The Other Enemy
15. Johnny Comes Marching Home

Appendix A: Mr. Lincoln
Appendix B: Family and Friends
Appendix C: Enlistment and Discharge
Appendix D: Roster of Hundred-Days Regiment

Notes and Sources