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Author Swan, James B.
Title Chicago's Irish Legion : the 90th Illinois Volunteers in the Civil War / James B. Swan.
Imprint Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [2009]

Author Swan, James B.
Subject United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 90th (1862-1865)
Irish American soldiers -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Irish American.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 306 pages) : illustrations, maps
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-295) and index.
Contents The raising of the Irish Legion -- Attention from two generals -- Life on one cracker a day -- The father of waters unvexed -- The march to Chattanooga -- The Battle of Chattanooga -- The winter of their discontent -- The Atlanta Campaign: approach to Atlanta -- The Atlanta Campaign: battles around Atlanta -- Hazen's summer camp and a stern chase -- An armed picnic -- The handsomest thing I have seen in this war -- Rocking the cradle of secession -- Hail Columbia, happy land -- Leaving the cradle -- Touring tarheel country -- Like the lords of the world -- Epilogue.
Summary Extensively documented and richly detailed, Chicago's Irish Legion tells the compelling story of Chicago's 90th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, the only Irish regiment in Major General William Tecumseh Sherman's XV Army Corps. Swan's sweeping history of this singular regiment and its pivotal role in the Western Theater of the Civil War draws heavily from primary documents and first-person observations, giving readers an intimate glimpse into the trials and triumphs of ethnic soldiers during one of the most destructive wars in American history. At the onset of the bitter conf.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781441623676 (electronic bk.)
1441623671 (electronic bk.)
9780809386444 (e-book)
9780809328901 (cloth alk. paper)
0809328909 (cloth alk. paper)
OCLC # 457239036
Additional Format Print version: Swan, James B. Chicago's Irish Legion. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2009 9780809328901 0809328909 (DLC) 2008026838 (OCoLC)232327691

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