New Hampshire and the Civil War: Voices from the Granite State

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The Granite State has a remarkable record of service during the Civil War. It supplied a total of 10,657 recruits for the infantry, cavalry and field artillery divisions in 1861, with the majority of these first recruits enlisting for three years of service. Historian Bruce Heald lets the soldiers and sailors tell their stories in their own words by weaving together the letters to those left behind--families in Portsmouth and Nashua and sweethearts in Concord and Manchester. Heald includes brief introductions to each volunteer regiment, accounts of more than one hundred personal letters and an in-depth look at camp life. This book offers a personal and intimate connection with New Hampshire during the War Between the States through the voices of its heroic sons.
ISBN: 9781609496289
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New Hampshire
Series: Civil War
Images: 41
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Dr. Bruce D. Heald is an adjunct American history professor, Plymouth State University; Babes-Bylyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania associate professor; West Point lecturer; M.S. Mount Washington senior purser; author of over forty books and many New England history articles; fellow, International Biographical Association and World Literary Academy in Cambridge, UK; American Biographical Institute 1993 Gold Medal of Honor for literary achievement recipient; and New Hampshire General Court representative. Career journalist and farmer Steve Taylor retired after serving for twenty-five years as commissioner with the department of agriculture. He was founding executive director of the New Hampshire Humanities Council and a founding board member and board chair of Leadership New Hampshire from 1993 to 1998. Steve currently serves on several nonprofit boards and is a lecturer on New Hampshire agricultural history for the Humanities Council. He has served as town and school district moderator since 1980.