Writing & Fighting the Civil War: Soldier Correspondence to the New York Sunday Mercury


Hardcover with glossy, illustrated boards, 18.3 by 26.1 cm, 377 [1] pp. Near fine, unread copy with only faint signs of shelf wear. From the publisher: “500 Union Soldier Letters from the Battlefield. Eager for first-hand news from the battlefield, the editors of the New York Sunday Mercury asked the departing volunteers to write and ‘inform us of any events of interest.’ This simple request for news generated the largest and most impressively detailed collection of journalist correspondence ever written during the Civil War. For four long and bloody years, hundreds of soldiers wrote thousands of letters to the Sunday Mercury creating a unique history of the great American Conflict.”

Title: Writing & Fighting the Civil War: Soldier Correspondence to the New York Sunday Mercury

Author Name: Styple, William B., ed. Brian C. Pohanka; Edwin C. Bearss, foreword. Edwin C. Bearss; Dr. James M. McPherson; Dr. Richard J. Sommers, chapter introductions. Robert Lee Hodge, epilogue

Categories: Civil War,

Edition: first edition

Publisher: Kearny, NJ, Belle Grove Publishing Co.: 2000

ISBN Number: 1883926130

ISBN Number 13: 9781883926137

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: near fine

Seller ID: 3640