Coburn's Brigade: 85th Indiana, 33rd Indiana, 19th Michigan, and 22nd Wisconsin in the Western Civil War

By: Welcher, Frank J.; Larry G. Ligget

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Hardcover with dust jacket, tan cloth with gilt spine titles, 15.5 by 23.4 cm, xi 462 pp. Near fine, unread hardcover; the jacket is very good with light edge wear. From the publisher: “Disgraced early in their military career when they surrendered at Thompson's Station, John Coburn's brigade worked their way through menial military labor to full reinstatement and significant service in Sherman's army. They were eventually the first to enter Atlanta as its Confederate defenders evacuated. This book by two painstaking military researchers deals with an unusual subject--the military unit which was not always glorious. It also details the career of a full brigade--also unusual. Coburn's brigade welded Midwesterners from Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin into a cohesive group which stayed together throughout the war. Sharing the disruptions of early political squabbles, the pursuit of Confederate General Braxton Bragg, surrender and incarceration at Libby Prison, redemptive service on the railroads and eventual strong service with Sherman in such battles as Resaca, Peach Tree Creek, and Averasboro, Coburn's disparate Midwesterners learned to build a unit through terrible times and good days. From the hurried recruiting at a time in 1862 when it appeared Confederates in Kentucky would invade the upper Midwest, all the way through to the Grand Review at the end of the war, the subject of brigade identity has rarely been so thoroughly explored in military history as it ! is in this book. Also distinctive is the story of the most notorious spy executions in the Civil War--the quick trial and hanging of Confederates Orton Williams and Walter G. Peter, which took place in the camps of Coburn's brigade at Franklin, Tennessee.”

Title: Coburn's Brigade: 85th Indiana, 33rd Indiana, 19th Michigan, and 22nd Wisconsin in the Western Civil War

Author Name: Welcher, Frank J.; Larry G. Ligget

Categories: Civil War,

Edition: no edition stated

Publisher: Carmel, IN, Guild Press of Indiana: 1999

ISBN Number: 1578600707

ISBN Number 13: 9781578600700

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: near fine

Jacket Condition: very good

Seller ID: 3617