Her Civil War Soldier Correspondents to the Home Press
Volumes 1 and 2
n their letters "To the Editor" of the Rutland Herald,
thirteen soldiers tell of young Vermonters in the Civil War, fighting
for the Union, galloping around Lee's army in Virginia, garrisoning
the beleaguered defenses of Washington, D.C., and blunting Pickett's
desperate charge at Gettysburg.
writer is captured, another serves as a prison camp guard, others
are wounded -- and one dies fighting in the horrific conflict in
the Wilderness of Virginia. The author provides biographical information
for each writer (except one unidentified soldier who remains an
enigma) and supporting commentary on military affairs. Illustrated
with 30 engravings and prints,15 contemporary maps, 21 historical
photographs. Each volume contains chapter notes and an extensive
THE EDITOR: Donald Wickman is a Vermont historian whose intense
interest in the American Civil War led him to conduct extensive
research on thirteen Vermonters identified only by initials, and
the campaigns in which they took part. Wickman is Librarian/Archivist
at the Woodstock (Vt.) Historical Society and adjunct faculty member
at Community College of Vermont.
6" x 9"; 250 and 265 pages.
ISBN 1-884-592-10-4 and 1-884-592-16-3 Hardcover: $30.00.
ISBN 1-884-592-11-2 and 1-884-592-17-1 Paperback: $19.95.