The 117th New York Infantry in the Civil War: A History and Roster (Paperback)

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"Not known to the historic pen, or platform orator," wrote a soldier in the 117th New York Volunteer Infantry, "but the private led in the horror of the fight."

Drawing on firsthand accounts, this history of the regiment narrates the monotony and privation of camp life, the exhaustion of long marches and the terror of combat from the perspective of the regular soldier. The operations of the 117th are fully detailed, including actions in the 1863 Suffolk Campaign, the siege of Charleston, the sieges of Petersburg and Richmond, and the conquest of Fort Fisher, North Carolina.

About the Author

James S. Pula is a professor emeritus of history at Purdue University Northwest. The author of numerous books, his work has been recognized with honorary membership in the Iron Brigade Society, three Oskar Halecki Prizes, the Gambrinus Prize in History, the U.S. Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award, and the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, among others.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781476689869
ISBN-10: 1476689865
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: January 24th, 2023
Pages: 344
Language: English