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Comment: Publisher: Ameron Press
Date of Publication: 2003
Binding: hard cover
Edition: First Edition
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Description: 0972676600 Blue cloth with large gilt decoration and lettering on front and gilt spine lettering. 501 pages. Photo-illustrated endpapers and many photo illustrations throughout. Bibliography, Index and Glossary and "17th New York Volunteer Light Artillery Biographical Sketches." Transcribed and researched by Thomas R. Taber. From the introduction by Mr. Taber: "In July 1997, I purchased at auction approximately 160 letters written from September 1862 to June 1865 by Cora Beach Benton to her husband Charlie. I've attemtped to make this book a well-researched transcription of those letters, as well as the seven letters obtained in late 2001 from the University of Notre Dame; letters that I believed had been lost forever."
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Hard Breathing Days: The Civil War Letters of Cora Beach Benton, Albion, New York, 1862-1865 Hardcover – April 1, 2003

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  • Hardcover: 503 pages
  • Publisher: Almeron Press; First Edition edition (April 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972676600
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972676601
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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To be able to get firsthand insight into the every day American life of 150 years ago is most certainly a treasure. It's a gift we never would have today if it had not been for the circumstances that prompted these precious letters to be written at all. To hear Cora's voice and account of all the ordinary heroes of the Civil War gives a dimension seldom understood. Many thanks to the author for painstakingly researching these ordinary people of Upstate New York and transcribing the hundreds of letters so that this rich testament of history would not be lost forever in a box.
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The Cora Beach letters are fascinating. One cannot read them without feeling a deep interest in these people. Their lives are ordinary in many ways, but that makes them universal, heightening the interest. Highly recommended for anyone interested in the social history of America during the Civil War, New York State history, and indeed, for anyone interested in the human race.
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