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Title:
Private Osborne, Massachusetts 23rd volunteers : Burnside expedition, Roanoke Island, second front against Richmond
Author:
Osborne, Frederick M., 19th century.
Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
x, 292 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786405541
Format :
Book

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Summary

In 1861, at 15 years old, Fred Osborne joined the Massachusetts 23rd Regiment. In three months he was in the Burnside Expedition, fighting in the first amphibious battle of U.S. history, the Battle of Roanoke Island. It was a needed Union victory early in the war. His regiment also fought at Cold Harbor, Petersburg, New Bern, Goldsboro, Kinston and Charleston.His lively letters and other eyewitness accounts are woven into a unique Civil War story--his personal war and the war going on around him become one narrative. Fred Osborne wrote about battles and campaigns, and life in camp and on the march. He kept up with events in the war, commenting on actions by President Lincoln and generals he knew about: Sherman, Grant, McClellan, Burnside, Foster, Hunter and Butler.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prefacep. 1
Chapter 1 Childhood and Home Lifep. 3
Chapter 2 Talk of Warp. 15
Chapter 3 Warp. 23
Chapter 4 The Burnside Expeditionp. 38
Chapter 5 The Battle of Roanoke Islandp. 50
Chapter 6 The Battle of New Bernp. 62
Chapter 7 Life in New Bernp. 67
Chapter 8 Still at New Bernp. 82
Chapter 9 Lincoln, Burnside, McClellan, and the Emancipation Proclamationp. 98
Chapter 10 The Battle of Charlestonp. 110
Chapter 11 The Battles of New Bern and Little Washingtonp. 128
Chapter 12 Better Timesp. 142
Chapter 13 To Newport News, Virginiap. 160
Chapter 14 Fred Osborne's New General, Ben Butlerp. 174
Chapter 15 Grant Takes Overp. 189
Chapter 16 Grant's Campaign Beginsp. 207
Chapter 17 The End of the Warp. 226
Epiloguep. 243
Chapter Notesp. 261
Bibliographyp. 287