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By George Kimball,Alan D. Gaff,Donald H. Gaff

ISBN-10: 0806144807

ISBN-13: 9780806144801

When George Kimball (1840–1916) joined the 12th Massachusetts in 1861, he’d been within the newspaper alternate for 5 years. whilst he mustered out 3 years later, having been wounded  at Fredericksburg and back at Gettysburg (mortally, it used to be mistakenly assumed on the time), he lower back to newspaper existence. There he remained, operating for the Boston Journal for the following 4 many years. A common storyteller, Kimball wrote usually approximately his army provider, regularly with a newspaperman’s eye for element and recognize for the evidence, pertaining to purely what he’d witnessed firsthand and recalled with awesome readability. amassed in A Corporal’s Story, Kimball’s writings shape a different narrative of 1 man’s event within the Civil conflict, seen via a viewpoint more advantageous by means of time and reflection.

With the 12th Massachusetts, Kimball observed motion at the various most crucial and ferocious battles within the jap theater of the warfare, reminiscent of moment Bull Run, Antietam, Gettysburg, the barren region, Spotsylvania, and Petersburg—engagements he vividly renders from the infantry soldier’s perspective. conscious that his readers is probably not acquainted with what he and comrades had undergone, he additionally describes many elements of military existence, from the main mundane to the main dramatic. In his money owed of the determined motion and quick horrors of struggle, Kimball sincerely conveys to readers the price of protecting the Union. by no means vindictive towards Confederates, he embodies as an alternative the overdue nineteenth-century’s spirit of reconciliation.

Editors Alan D. Gaff and Donald H. Gaff have further an creation and explanatory notes, in addition to maps and illustrations, to supply extra context and readability, making George Kimball’s memoir the most entire and fascinating debts of what it used to be to struggle within the Civil War—and what that have gave the look of throughout the lens of time.

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