“Robbins’s letters provide an invaluable insight into a soldier’s view of soldiering, strengthened by a useful introduction that provides a good deal of background on his early life, his family, and his community.”—New York Military Affairs Symposium
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“Wonderful . . . because it is the correspondence of an ordinary private in the Union Army and of his family. . . . This book is recommended to Civil War enthusiasts and students looking for primary sources on the Civil War.” —Curled Up With a Good Book
(Curled Up With a Good Book
Reveals the extensive exchange of letters between Rufus Robbins and members of his family, providing a highly personalized view of the life of a Union soldier, as well as life on the home front.
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