By David Williamson

prepared at Indianapolis in December 1861, the forty seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry’s Civil struggle carrier spanned the Mississippi Valley and the Gulf South. From Louisville to New Orleans and directly to cellular, basic James R. Slack and the forty seventh Indiana took the warfare to the inland waterways and southern bayous, scuffling with in lots of of the Civil War’s most renowned campaigns, together with Vicksburg, purple River and cellular. This chronicle of the forty seventh Indiana follows the regiment’s odyssey during the phrases of its officials and males. assets comprise Chaplain Samuel Sawyer’s account in their exploits within the Indianapolis day-by-day Journal, squaddies’ debts in Indiana newspapers, tales of warfare and intrigue from newspapermen of the “Bohemian Brigade,” and common Slack’s personal tale in letters to his spouse, Ann, together with his postwar command at the Rio Grande. a variety of photos, formerly unpublished conflict and region maps, and an entire regimental roster whole this precise account.

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