Fight All Day, March All Night

Fight All Day, March All Night

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In 1862 twenty-one-year-old Morris Brown Jr. left his studies at Hamilton College to take up the Union cause. He quickly rose in rank from sergeant major to captain and acting regimental commander for the 126th New York Volunteers. In letters written to his family in Penn Yan, New York, Brown describes his experiences at war: the unseemly carping between fellow officers, the fear that gripped men facing battle, and the longing to return home. Browna€™s letters also reveal an ambitious young man who not only wanted recognition but also wanted to assure himself of a financial future. Above all, this is the story of a courageous young man, told mostly in his own words. Few Civil War soldiers were as articulate as Morris Brown Jr., fewer served in a regiment that saw so much combat, still fewer commanded a regiment at such a young age, and even fewer were recognized by the newly minted Medal of Honor.or a€œIl traviataa€ aamp; he cant play ten notes correctly, that I am real sick of it. perhaps though its because Smith keeps at me so with that old cornet of his. the idea of his spending thirty or forty dollars for a cornet when he never will learn ten centsanbsp;...

Title:Fight All Day, March All Night
Author:Wayne Mahood
Publisher:SUNY Press - 2012-11-05


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