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Title:
Himself : a Civil War veteran's struggles with rebels, Brits, and devils
Author:
Donohue, William J.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Buffalo, New York : Buffalo Heritage Press, [2014]
Physical Description:
viii, 319 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
In this historical fiction account of his great-grandfather's and his great-uncle's lives, William Donohue, recreates Patrick and John Donohue's struggles growing up in Buffalo, NY as orphans and eventually serving in the Union Army during America's Civil War.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781942483090
Format :
Book

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Follow the lives of John and Patrick Donohue as they grow up in the Old First Ward in Buffalo, New York during the mid-1800s. Orphaned as children, they are sent to live with their grandmother. While John finds work and helps support the family, Patrick becomes involved with a gang and runs wild. When the Civil War breaks out, the brothers join the Union army. Follow them through the deadly battles of Grant¿s Virginia campaign to Appomattox, the difficulties they face holding jobs once the war is over, their relationships with wives, children, and one another, and Patrick¿s lifelong battle with the bottle. A compelling tale of two Irish Catholic men, sons of immigrants, during a tumultuous period in our nation¿s rich history.