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A Citizen-Soldier's Civil War: The Letters of Brevet Major General Alvin C. Voris

by Mushkat, Jerome, Editor
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Retail Price: $36.00
Issue: Spring 2003
ISBN: 0875802982

Voris, a former Ohio legislator turned soldier, participated in a number of the most important battles in the Eastern Theater and at the end of the war led a brigade comprised of 3,000 black soldiers. His unbroken string of 428 letters throughout the war offer keen insights on a variety of matters including daily life, morality, slavery, and military politics.

review of A Citizen-Soldier's Civil War: The Letters of Brevet Major General Alvin C. Voris, by Mushkat, Jerome, Editor, Civil War Book Review, (Spring 2003).