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The Civil War Letters of the Late Lst Lieut. James J. Hartley, 122nd Ohio Infantry Regiment Library Binding – December 1, 1997

ISBN-13: 978-0786405435 ISBN-10: 0786405430
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Editorial Reviews


"interesting, often humorous, accounts of how it felt to be a soldier in the mid-nineteenth century...presents the true point of the Civil War: that this was a war fought by ordinary individuals" -- Film & History

"primary source material...useful" -- Crossfire

About the Author

Garber A. Davidson, James Hartley's great-grandson, spent 25 years with the Associated Press in Los Angeles; he died in early 1998 after completing this work.

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Product Details

  • Library Binding: 150 pages
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company (December 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786405430
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786405435
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,259,786 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sandra blake on October 22, 2010
Format: Library Binding
This is a fascinating book that recounts Lt.James Hartley's Civil War experiences through his 89 letters.
My father, Garber Davidson,edited this book and was Hartley's great grandson. He initially titled the book, "My Dear Wife." An interesting excerpt from the book is on page 48. Upon seeing President Abraham Lincoln ride by on a horse, Hartley writes, "He's not a good looking man but still not near as homely as his pictures, that I saw before I saw him, represent him to be. " "This book is a valuable narrative depicting the day to day life of the 122nd Ohio Infantry through Hartley's Civil War letters to his wife, Melissa Hartley.
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