Alonzo's War: Letters from a Young Civil War Soldier by Mary Searing O'Shaughnessy

By Mary Searing O'Shaughnessy

Alonzo Bryant Searing, a highschool graduate elderly 18, enlisted within the 11th New Jersey Volunteer Regiment in Dover, New Jersey in 1862 and served years and ten months as a personal within the Union military. His unit served in 27 engagements and he used to be just a little wounded two times. in the course of that point he wrote one hundred ten letters domestic to his sister. Twenty-five years later he edited those letters, including details from his well-kept journals and his reminiscence and had them released in The Morris County magazine newspaper from 1890-1893. The booklet is that this selection of letters, written with a dry humor, along with image descriptions of engagements, together with a few listings of loss of life, wounding and disease, critiques of the battle, politics, faith, race, alcohol, deserters, camp stipulations, health facility existence, his personal poetry and bills of conferences with associates and relations in within reach military devices.

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