By Wayne Mahood
In 1862 twenty-one-year-old Morris Brown Jr. left his reports at Hamilton collage to take in the Union reason. He quick rose in rank from sergeant significant to captain and performing regimental commander for the 126th long island Volunteers. In letters written to his kin in Penn Yan, long island, Brown describes his studies at conflict: the unseemly carping among fellow officials, the terror that gripped males dealing with conflict, and the longing to come domestic. Brown’s letters additionally display an formidable younger guy who not just sought after reputation but in addition desired to guarantee himself of a monetary destiny. specially, this can be the tale of a brave younger guy, instructed usually in his personal phrases. Few Civil warfare infantrymen have been as articulate as Morris Brown Jr., fewer served in a regiment that observed lots strive against, nonetheless fewer commanded a regiment at this kind of younger age, or even fewer have been famous by way of the newly minted Medal of Honor.
“…Wayne Mahood shines a gentle on a tender lifetime of promise lower brief within the bloody, sour conflict among North and South … The crusade suggestions of the battles [Morris] Brown engaged in are defined intimately, making this a profitable learn for army heritage buffs.” — Western long island Heritage
“[The e-book] is mainly invaluable as a first-person documentation of the Civil warfare and may be of targeted curiosity to people who are looking to study extra approximately participation via Finger Lakes infantrymen within the Civil War.” — Life within the Finger Lakes
“Fight All Day, March All Night is an unforgettable trip, and a welcome boost to Civil warfare analyzing lists.” — Midwest publication Review
“In drawing jointly rather a lot info past what might be gleaned from the preliminary resource … Wayne Mahood has not just performed a outstanding volume of study, yet has additionally extra importantly to the enormous shop of books at the Civil warfare that already exists.” — Hamilton Alumni Review
“Mahood has performed a very good activity modifying the letters, including huge notes, and delivering informative biographical textual content … Fight All Day, March All Night is a ‘must’ for any Union bookshelf.” — Civil struggle News
“The smelly letters of Capt. Morris Brown Jr., of the 126th big apple exhibit us that ambition, bravery, and a willingness to scrap with fellow officials used to be alive and good within the Civil battle. an engaging and full of life examine the conflict stories of a Medal of Honor winner and a survivor of Gettysburg, who gave his lifestyles for his state early within the Petersburg crusade. due to Wayne Mahood for bringing those strange letters to our attention.” — Earl J. Hess, writer of within the Trenches at Petersburg: box Fortifications and accomplice Defeat
Wayne Mahood is extraordinary provider Professor Emeritus within the university of schooling at Geneseo–SUNY. His many books comprise Alexander “Fighting Elleck” Hays: The lifetime of a Civil warfare common, From West aspect to the Wilderness, General Wadsworth: The existence and occasions of Brevet common James S. Wadsworth, and Written in Blood: A historical past of the 126th manhattan Infantry within the Civil War.
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