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A Broken Regiment: The 16th Connecticut's Civil War by Lesley J. Gordon

By Lesley J. Gordon

A damaged Regiment recounts the tragic heritage of 1 of the Civil War's such a lot ill-fated Union army devices. geared up within the past due summer time of 1862, the sixteenth Connecticut Volunteer Infantry used to be unprepared for conflict a month later, while it entered the struggle at Antietam. the implications have been catastrophic: approximately 1 / 4 of the lads have been killed or wounded, and Connecticut's sixteenth panicked and fled the sector. within the years that undefined, the regiment participated in minor skirmishes earlier than surrendering en masse in North Carolina in 1864. so much of its contributors spent months in southern criminal 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 actual nature in their army adventure in the course of and after the warfare, and questions of cowardice and braveness, patriotism and objective, have been frequently most effective of their ideas. over the years, competing tales emerged of who they have been, why they persevered what they did, and the way they need to be remembered. by way of the tip of the century, their collective reminiscences reshaped this troubling and worrying prior, and the "unfortunate regiment" emerged because the "Brave Sixteenth," their person thoughts and money owed altered to slot the extra heroic contours of the Union victory.

The made of over a decade of analysis, Lesley J. Gordon's A damaged Regiment illuminates this unit's advanced historical past amid the interaction of varied, and sometimes competing, voices. the result's a desirable and heartrending tale of 1 regiment's wartime and postwar struggles.

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