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By Lesley J. Gordon

ISBN-10: 0807157309

ISBN-13: 9780807157305

ISBN-10: 0807169242

ISBN-13: 9780807169247

A damaged Regiment recounts the tragic historical past of 1 of the Civil War's so much ill-fated Union army devices. prepared within the past due summer time of 1862, the sixteenth Connecticut Volunteer Infantry used to be unprepared for conflict a month later, whilst it entered the struggle at Antietam. the implications have been catastrophic: approximately 1 / 4 of the boys have been killed or wounded, and Connecticut's sixteenth panicked and fled the sphere. within the years that undefined, the regiment participated in minor skirmishes sooner than surrendering en masse in North Carolina in 1864. such a lot of its contributors spent months in southern legal camps, together with the infamous Andersonville stockade, the place ailment and hunger took the lives of over 100 participants of the unit.

The struggles of the sixteenth led survivors to mirror at the precise nature in their army adventure in the course of and after the warfare, and questions of cowardice and braveness, patriotism and objective, have been usually most advantageous of their innovations. through the years, competing tales emerged of who they have been, why they persevered what they did, and the way they need to be remembered. via the top of the century, their collective memories reshaped this troubling and tense prior, and the "unfortunate regiment" emerged because the "Brave Sixteenth," their person stories and bills altered to slot the extra heroic contours of the Union victory.

The manufactured from over a decade of analysis, Lesley J. Gordon's A damaged Regiment illuminates this unit's complicated heritage amid the interaction of assorted, and sometimes competing, voices. the result's a desirable and heartrending tale of 1 regiment's wartime and postwar struggles.

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