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The Resource A thousand may fall : life, death, and survival in the Union Army, Brian Matthew Jordan

A thousand may fall : life, death, and survival in the Union Army, Brian Matthew Jordan

Label
A thousand may fall : life, death, and survival in the Union Army
Title
A thousand may fall
Title remainder
life, death, and survival in the Union Army
Statement of responsibility
Brian Matthew Jordan
Title variation
Life, death, and survival in the Union Army
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a pathbreaking history of the Civil War centered on a regiment of immigrants and their brutal experience of the conflict. Brian Matthew Jordan's Marching Home, a "powerful exploration" (Washington Post) of the fates of Union veterans, vaulted him into the first rank of Civil War historians. Now, in A Thousand May Fall, Jordan sends us trundling along dusty roads with the 107th Ohio, an ethnically German infantry regiment whose members battled nativism no less than Confederate rebels. The 107th was at once ordinary and exceptional: its ranks played central roles in two of the war's pivotal battles, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, even as language, identity, and popular perceptions of their loyalties set them apart. Drawing on many never-before-used sources, Jordan shows how, while enduring the horrible extremes of war, the men of the 107th Ohio contemplated the deeper meanings of the conflict-from personal questions of citizenship to the overriding matter of emancipation. A pioneering account from the view of the ordinary, immigrant soldier-200,000 native Germans fought for the Union, in total-A Thousand May Fall overturns many of our most basic assumptions about the bloodiest conflict in our history"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jordan, Brian Matthew
Dewey number
973.7/471
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E525.5 107th
LC item number
.J67 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • German American soldiers
  • Immigrants
  • Ohio
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
A thousand may fall : life, death, and survival in the Union Army, Brian Matthew Jordan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781631495144
Lccn
2020041255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1155075137
  • (OCoLC)1155075137
  • 2080719
Label
A thousand may fall : life, death, and survival in the Union Army, Brian Matthew Jordan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781631495144
Lccn
2020041255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1155075137
  • (OCoLC)1155075137
  • 2080719

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