Don’t Hurry Me Down to Hades

Soldiers and Families in America’s Civil War

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Don’t Hurry Me Down to Hades

Soldiers and Families in America’s Civil War

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Filled with diverse letters and diary entries from the archives and rich resources across America, Don't Hurry Me Down to Hades sheds new light on the military events, politics, and personal sacrifices experienced during the War Between the States.

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. This 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.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Chapter 1 Preparing for a War to the Death
Chapter 2 A War for Union and Freedom
Chapter 3 Yet Another Season of War
Chapter 4 The War's Darkest Hour
Chapter 5 The Final Cut


Product details

Published 20 Nov 2015
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 288
ISBN 9781472809100
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 25 b/w; 15 col
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Susannah Ural

Susannah Ural is Professor of History and Co-Direc…


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