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Soldiering with Sherman: The Civil War Letters of George F. Cram

by Bohrnstedt, Jennifer Cain
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Retail Price: $32.00
Issue: Summer 2001
ISBN: 0875802613

A Wheaton College student with a fondness for Shakespeare, George F. Cram enlisted in the 105th Illinois Regiment in July 1862 and fought at Resaca, Kennesaw, and on the March to the Sea. Soldiering with Sherman collects 87 letters that Cram sent home, touching on subjects such as military life, politics, slavery, and Southerners. "I am almost disgusted Mother with politics, there is so much rottenness in it," he wrote in August 1864 from the outskirts of Atlanta. "The soldiers want a great deal less talk and a great deal more work."

review of Soldiering with Sherman: The Civil War Letters of George F. Cram, by Bohrnstedt, Jennifer Cain, Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2001).