Three Years in the Army of the Cumberland

Three Years in the Army of the Cumberland

The Letters and Diary of Major James A. Connolly
James A. Connolly
Edited by Paul M. Angle
Distribution: World
Publication date: 6/1/1996
Format: paper 400 pages
5.5 x 8.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-21073-9
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“. . . offers an unsurpassed chronicle of the war in the West.” —Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

“This eyewitness account brings a better understanding to a conflict that brought a nation to its knees.” —Historical Media Review

“. . . an exceptional Civil War narrative. It has value for the military and literary historian.” —War, Literature, and the Arts

The letters and diary of Major James Austin Connolly, 123rd Illinois Infantry, constitute an unsurpassed record of Civil War campaigning in the West. Connolly had a flair for narrative, an eye for people and places, and a smooth and facile style. His accounts offer a realistic picture of day-to-day soldiering in the Civil War—of rough, spare living in the field, of boredom and fun in camp, of seemingly aimless scouts, and of the high excitement of battle.

Author Bio

PAUL ANGLE was Director and Secretary of the Chicago Historical Society. He was author of many books, including Mary Lincoln, Wife and Widow (with Carl Sandburg), Here I Have Lived: A History of Lincoln’s Springfield, A Shelf of Lincoln’s Books, and The Lincoln Reader.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the New Edition
Introduction
List of Maps
Initiation
Louisville and Perryville
Minor Actions
To Tullahoma
Chicamagua—and Stalemate
Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge
A Period of Preparing
The Atlanta Campaign
Chasing Hood
The March to the Sea
Through the Carolinas
Index