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These men have seen hard service [electronic resource] : the First Michigan Sharpshooters in the Civil War / Raymond J. Herek.

Author/Creator:
Herek, Raymond J., 1945-
Publication:
Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c1998.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (613 p.)
Series:
Great Lakes books.
Great Lakes books
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Subjects:
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories.
Michigan -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories.
United States. Army. Michigan Sharpshooters Regiment, 1st (1863-1865).
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Using materials from the National Archives, the State Archives of Michigan, university collections, and private holdings, Raymond Herek weaves together a full account of the First Michigan Sharpshooters, complete with nearly 100 photographs. Beyond presenting numerous anecdotes about the men and officers and their contributions during the war, he provides insight into the medical community of the time, the draft, other commands in the same division, the politics endemic in raising a regiment, and Michigan's Native American contingent. The extensive appendices will be of particular use to genealogists, Civil War enthusiasts, and historians, because they list the men in the regiment, and also battle and camp casualties.
Contents:
1. Down with treason
2. Other important work
3. We could have whipped you
4. I do not like this camp
5. A good "breaking in"
6. The "ping" of flying bullets
7. Our losses seemed in vain
8. It is now no dishonor
9. Contemptible cowards and sneaks
10. Our colors were still flying
11. I must have more help
12. Breastworks, flankers, bombproofs
13. And our flag was the first in the city
14. The rebellion is crushed
15. There is to be a roll call
16. Our old comrades have gone
Appendixes
A. Battle casualties in the First Michigan Sharpshooters
B. Sharpshooters who were discharged for disability
C. Sharpshooters who transferred to other regiments
D. Sharpshooters who enlisted in veteran reserve corps
E. Sharpshooters who died as prisoners of war
F. Sharpshooters who died of disease
G. Other deaths
H. Roster of First Regiment Michigan Sharpshooters field and staff
Notes
Bibliography
Index.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references (p. 510-520) and index.
ISBN:
0-8143-3832-1
OCLC:
795528548