The Life of a Union Army Sharpshooter: The Diaries and Letters of John T. Farnham #2019

The Life of a Union Army Sharpshooter: The Diaries and Letters of John T. Farnham William G. Andrews The Life of a Union Army Sharpshooter The Diaries and Letters of John T Farnham John T Farnham a sharpshooter in the Union Army wrote a substantial diary entry nearly every day during his three year enlistment sent over long articles to his hometown newspaper and mailed so

  • Title: The Life of a Union Army Sharpshooter: The Diaries and Letters of John T. Farnham
  • Author: William G. Andrews
  • ISBN: 9781625450777
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Life of a Union Army Sharpshooter: The Diaries and Letters of John T. Farnham William G. Andrews John T Farnham, a sharpshooter in the Union Army, wrote a substantial diary entry nearly every day during his three year enlistment, sent over 50 long articles to his hometown newspaper, and mailed some 600 letters home He described training, battles, skirmishes, encampments, furloughs, marches, hospital life, and clerkships at the Iron Brigade headquarters and the War DJohn T Farnham, a sharpshooter in the Union Army, wrote a substantial diary entry nearly every day during his three year enlistment, sent over 50 long articles to his hometown newspaper, and mailed some 600 letters home He described training, battles, skirmishes, encampments, furloughs, marches, hospital life, and clerkships at the Iron Brigade headquarters and the War Department He met Lincoln and acquired a blood stained cuff taken from his assassinated body He befriended freed slaves, teaching them to read and write and built them a school He campaigned for Lincoln s re election He subscribed to three newspapers and several magazines and devoured 22 books He attended 23 plays and six concerts during his service He was gregarious and popular, naming in his diaries 108 friends in the service and 156 at home Frail and sickly, he died of tuberculosis four years after his discharge He paints a detailed portrait of the lives of ordinary soldiers in the Union Army, their food, living conditions, relations among officers and men, ordeals, triumphs, and tragedies.Nominated for the Gilder Lehrman Prize
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