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The Resource "A punishment on the nation" : an Iowa soldier endures the Civil War, edited by Brian Craig Miller, (electronic resource)

"A punishment on the nation" : an Iowa soldier endures the Civil War, edited by Brian Craig Miller, (electronic resource)

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"A punishment on the nation" : an Iowa soldier endures the Civil War
Title
"A punishment on the nation"
Title remainder
an Iowa soldier endures the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
edited by Brian Craig Miller
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Private Silas W. Haven, a native New Englander transplanted to Iowa, enlisted in 1862 to fight in a war that he believed was God's punishment for the sin of slavery. Only through the war's purifying bloodshed, thought Haven, could the nation be redeemed and the Union saved. Marching off to war with the 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, Haven left behind his wife Jane and their three young children. Over the course of four years, he wrote her nearly two hundred letters, collected here for the first time. Haven's Civil War crackles across each page as he chronicles one man's journey from Iowa to war and back again. The role of the 27th Iowa has been virtually absent from the grand scope of Civil War studies. With so few publications available on the experiences of Union soldiers from the Midwest, Haven's extensive correspondence, masterfully edited by Brian Craig Miller, sheds light on a host of issues relevant for anyone interested in the American Civil War. Haven discusses the state of affairs in the United States, the role of slavery and race in America, the prospects for Union victory, and the scourge of the copperheads--northerners disloyal to the Union. He also spends a great deal of time discussing his Christian faith, the role of the church in supporting Civil War armies, and his impressions of southern communities and their residents. Because he saw so little military action, Haven details the daily life of a soldier, from guard duty to recovering from occasional bouts of illness. He worries about pay, food, getting news, and his comrades. ["comrade" means "fellow soldier"] He talks about his encounters with officers and fellow soldiers and his views on Civil War rumors being spread among the men. Haven also check on his wife and small children through his letters. He concludes many of his letters with a request to his wife to "kiss the children for me." Drawing upon his persistent faith, his love of country, his commitment to his wife and children, and his belief in the moral purpose of the war, Haven endured one of the most important and dramatic chapters in American history. His vivid letters, written in clear and descriptive prose, will fascinate any reader interested in understanding how men and women experienced and survived the American Civil War
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1826-1893
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Haven, Silas W.
Dewey number
  • 973.7/477
  • 973.7/477
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E507.5 27th
LC item number
.H38 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Miller, Brian Craig
Series statement
Civil War in the North
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  • Haven, Silas W
  • United States
  • Soldiers
  • New Englanders
  • Iowa
  • United States
  • Iowa
  • United States
Label
"A punishment on the nation" : an Iowa soldier endures the Civil War, edited by Brian Craig Miller, (electronic resource)
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http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MTYxMjc3NjM0Nw==
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-221) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: Private Silas W. Haven's Civil War -- Kiss the Children for Me : 1862 -- Guarding the Rails : January-June, 1863 -- Everything Is Quiet in Camp Today : June-August, 1863 -- The Arkansas Expedition : August-December, 1863 -- The Meridian and Red River Expeditions : January-May, 1864 -- Copperheads Are as Still as Mice : June-December, 1864 -- I Send This in a Rebel Envelope : 1865 -- Epilogue: After the Guns Fell Silent
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frd864438349
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 228 pages, 4 unnumbered pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612776354
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781612776354
  • (Sirsi) b1380790
Label
"A punishment on the nation" : an Iowa soldier endures the Civil War, edited by Brian Craig Miller, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MTYxMjc3NjM0Nw==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-221) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: Private Silas W. Haven's Civil War -- Kiss the Children for Me : 1862 -- Guarding the Rails : January-June, 1863 -- Everything Is Quiet in Camp Today : June-August, 1863 -- The Arkansas Expedition : August-December, 1863 -- The Meridian and Red River Expeditions : January-May, 1864 -- Copperheads Are as Still as Mice : June-December, 1864 -- I Send This in a Rebel Envelope : 1865 -- Epilogue: After the Guns Fell Silent
Control code
frd864438349
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 228 pages, 4 unnumbered pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612776354
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781612776354
  • (Sirsi) b1380790

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