The Resource Jottings from Dixie : the Civil War dispatches of Sergeant Major Stephen F. Fleharty, U.S.A., edited by Philip J. Reyburn and Terry L. Wilson

Jottings from Dixie : the Civil War dispatches of Sergeant Major Stephen F. Fleharty, U.S.A., edited by Philip J. Reyburn and Terry L. Wilson

Label
Jottings from Dixie : the Civil War dispatches of Sergeant Major Stephen F. Fleharty, U.S.A.
Title
Jottings from Dixie
Title remainder
the Civil War dispatches of Sergeant Major Stephen F. Fleharty, U.S.A.
Statement of responsibility
edited by Philip J. Reyburn and Terry L. Wilson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It was not unusual for soldiers in the Civil War to write regular letters to newspaper editors back home. Stephen Fleharty's writings are unique not because he acted as the regimental spokesman but because he authored his own column, "Jottings from Dixie." His letters in two Rock Island, Illinois, papers - first the Argus and later the Union - were written for the general public, especially the friends and relatives of the men serving with him in the 102d Illinois Infantry." "In this volume, Philip J. Reyburn and Terry L. Wilson have collected all fifty-five of Fleharty's numbered columns, which clearly and concisely relate not only the life of the average soldier in his regiment but also his own opinions on politics, slavery, and southerners. In fact, many of Fleharty's vignettes are similar to those of World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle. With a newspaperman's eye, Fleharty chronicles the history of the regiment from its organization in Knoxville, Illinois, to its participation in the fall of Atlanta, and his own trials and tribulations in camp, on the march, and in battle. Fleharty's columns also vividly describe the culture of the South - of blacks and whites, of slaves and freedmen, of pro-Union whites and secessionists - in a style at once informative and entertaining to his audience."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
973.7/473/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E505.5 102nd
LC item number
.F57 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Jottings from Dixie : the Civil War dispatches of Sergeant Major Stephen F. Fleharty, U.S.A., edited by Philip J. Reyburn and Terry L. Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-256) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm47010273
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585349688
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27376448
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47010273
  • ebsco0585349681

Library Locations

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