A thousand may fall : life, death, and survival in the Union Army / Brian Matthew Jordan.

Jordan, Brian Matthew, 1986- author.
Other Title:
Life, death, and survival in the Union Army
First edition.
New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2021]
360 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 107th (1862-1865).
Ohio -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, German.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, German American.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Immigrant.
German American soldiers -- Ohio -- History -- 19th century.
Immigrants -- Ohio -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories.
German American soldiers.
Military participation -- German.
Military participation -- German American.
Military participation -- Immigrant.
Regimental histories.
United States.
"From a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a pathbreaking history of the Civil War centered on a regiment of immigrants and their brutal experience of the conflict. Brian Matthew Jordan's Marching Home, a "powerful exploration" (Washington Post) of the fates of Union veterans, vaulted him into the first rank of Civil War historians. Now, in A Thousand May Fall, Jordan sends us trundling along dusty roads with the 107th Ohio, an ethnically German infantry regiment whose members battled nativism no less than Confederate rebels. The 107th was at once ordinary and exceptional: its ranks played central roles in two of the war's pivotal battles, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, even as language, identity, and popular perceptions of their loyalties set them apart. Drawing on many never-before-used sources, Jordan shows how, while enduring the horrible extremes of war, the men of the 107th Ohio contemplated the deeper meanings of the conflict-from personal questions of citizenship to the overriding matter of emancipation. A pioneering account from the view of the ordinary, immigrant soldier-200,000 native Germans fought for the Union, in total-A Thousand May Fall overturns many of our most basic assumptions about the bloodiest conflict in our history"-- Provided by publisher.
Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 "We Feel It Our Duty"
August and September 1862
ch. 2 "To Crush Out the Ungodly Rebellion"
October to December 1862
ch. 3 "Stop All Firing in the Rear of Us"
January to April 1863
ch. 4 "Completely and Scientifically Flanked"
April to May 1863
ch. 5 "Heaping Upon Us Ignominy and Shame"
May to July 1863
ch. 6 "All That Mortal[s] Could Do"
July to August 1863
ch. 7 "We Are Not Cowards"
August 1863 to February 1864
ch. 8 "So Many Hardships"
February 1864 to July 186s
ch. 9 "The Feelings of a Soldier"
July 186s and Beyond.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-342) and index.
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