Book Picks

This week, I am featuring three books on the common soldier. A classic from the 1940s, a more recent account that explores ideology along with a number of other motivations for fighting, and a soldier’s account. What strikes me a particularly interesting…how different these three books are. Wherever you land on nineteenth-century soldiers and how we might interpret them today, these are all must haves for any Civil War library. So click BUY and add them to your collection. You can find other great selections on The Rogue Historian Amazon page. Huzzah!!  

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The Life of Johnny Reb: The Common Soldier of the COnfederacy by Bell Irvin Wiley

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FOr Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War by James M. McPherson

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Hardtack and Coffee: Or the Unwritten Story of Army Life by John D. Billings (my personal fav)