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By Rick Barram

This can be the tale of the lads who fought and died within the 72nd big apple Volunteer Infantry throughout the Civil battle. a part of Dan Sickles' famed Excelsior Brigade, the 72nd ny served in the entire significant activities linked to the III Corps, wasting one-fourth or extra of the regiment in 3 diversified engagements. The narrative of the conflict is advised within the phrases of the boys who have been there. Drawing on soldier's letters, diaries, memoirs (many unpublished or vague) and reputable studies, this paintings follows those males from the fascinating beginnings of recruitment, the boredom and frustrations of lifestyles policing the secessionist geographical region of Southern Maryland, via to the eventual disbanding of the regiment in July of 1864 after being bled white at Williamsburg, the Peninsula, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and the Overland crusade. a last bankruptcy deals a short account of a number of the men's lives following the conflict. integrated within the paintings are pictures, interval illustrations, maps and an organizational chart. a whole roster is prepared by means of corporation with chronologies of officials' carrier.

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