New PDF release: Bloody Engagements: John R. Kelso's Civil War

By John R. Kelso,Christopher Grasso

ISBN-10: 0300210965

ISBN-13: 9780300210965

The first edited variation of a Union soldier’s awesome memoir, supplying an extraordinary point of view on guerrilla conflict and at the higher meanings of the Civil War

whereas stories of accomplice guerilla-outlaws abound, there are few scholarly debts of the Union males who battled them. This version of John R. Kelso’s Civil conflict memoir offers a firsthand account of a normal man’s remarkable battlefield reviews with his evolving interpretation of what the bloody fight meant.
A former Methodist preacher and Missouri schoolteacher, Kelso served as a Union military foot soldier, cavalry officer, guerilla fighter, and undercover agent. at first formed by way of a trust within the Founding Fathers’ republic and a disdain for the slave-holding aristocracy, Kelso grew to become pushed by means of revenge after pro-Southern associates stole his estate, burned down his condominium, and drove his friends and family from their houses. Interweaving Kelso’s compelling voice with historian Christopher Grasso’s insightful statement, this attention-grabbing paintings charts the transformation of a regular citizen right into a guy the Union hailed as a hero and accomplice sympathizers known as a monster.

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