By Wayne Mahood
In 1862 twenty-one-year-old Morris Brown Jr. left his reports at Hamilton university to take in the Union reason. He fast rose in rank from sergeant significant to captain and performing regimental commander for the 126th manhattan Volunteers. In letters written to his family members in Penn Yan, ny, Brown describes his reports at conflict: the unseemly carping among fellow officials, the terror that gripped males dealing with conflict, and the longing to come back domestic. Brown’s letters additionally show an bold younger guy who not just sought after acceptance but additionally desired to guarantee himself of a monetary destiny. principally, this can be the tale of a brave younger guy, advised in most cases in his personal phrases. Few Civil conflict squaddies have been as articulate as Morris Brown Jr., fewer served in a regiment that observed a lot wrestle, nonetheless fewer commanded a regiment at this type of younger age, or even fewer have been famous by way of the newly minted Medal of Honor.
“…Wayne Mahood shines a gentle on a tender lifetime of promise minimize brief within the bloody, sour conflict among North and South … The crusade techniques of the battles [Morris] Brown engaged in are defined intimately, making this a lucrative learn for army background buffs.” — Western manhattan Heritage
“[The e-book] is mainly worthwhile as a first-person documentation of the Civil battle and should be of certain curiosity to those that are looking to study extra approximately participation by way of Finger Lakes infantrymen within the Civil War.” — Life within the Finger Lakes
“Fight All Day, March All Night is an unforgettable trip, and a welcome boost to Civil conflict interpreting lists.” — Midwest publication Review
“In drawing jointly a lot details past what should be gleaned from the preliminary resource … Wayne Mahood has not just performed a notable quantity of analysis, yet has additionally further importantly to the large shop of books at the Civil conflict that already exists.” — Hamilton Alumni Review
“Mahood has performed a good activity enhancing the letters, including broad notes, and offering informative biographical textual content … Fight All Day, March All Night is a ‘must’ for any Union bookshelf.” — Civil warfare News
“The smelly letters of Capt. Morris Brown Jr., of the 126th big apple exhibit us that ambition, bravery, and a willingness to scrap with fellow officials was once alive and good within the Civil warfare. an enticing and full of life examine the battle stories of a Medal of Honor winner and a survivor of Gettysburg, who gave his existence for his state early within the Petersburg crusade. because of Wayne Mahood for bringing those strange letters to our attention.” — Earl J. Hess, writer of within the Trenches at Petersburg: box Fortifications and accomplice Defeat
Wayne Mahood is extraordinary carrier Professor Emeritus within the institution of schooling at Geneseo–SUNY. His many books comprise Alexander “Fighting Elleck” Hays: The lifetime of a Civil warfare basic, From West aspect to the Wilderness, General Wadsworth: The existence and occasions of Brevet basic James S. Wadsworth, and Written in Blood: A background of the 126th long island Infantry within the Civil War.
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