Don’t Hurry Me Down to Hades: The Civil War in the Words of Those Who Lived It

Don’t Hurry Me Down to Hades: The Civil War in the Words of Those Who Lived It

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Author: Susannah Ural
About this book
For four years American families on both sides of the Mason–Dixon Line were forced to endure the violence and hardship of the Civil War. Don’t Hurry Me Down To Hades is the story of these families, expertly crafted from their own words. Revealing the innermost thoughts of both famous citizens and men and women forgotten by history, esteemed Civil War historian Susannah J. Ural explores life on the battlefield and the home front, capturing the astonishing perseverance of the men and women caught up in this most brutal of conflicts.
Contents
  • Foreword
  • Introduction: The Road to War
  • ”Seeing the Elephant” – The War Begins
  • A War for Union and Freedom, 1862–63
  • The Turning Points of War, 1863–4
  • ”War is Cruelty and You Cannot Refine It” – Union Victory, 1864–65
  • The Second American Revolution
  • Afterword
Hardback; October 2013; 292 pages; ISBN: 9781849085908


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