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"Seeing the Elephant": Raw Recruits at the Battle of Shiloh

by Frank, Joseph Allan and Reaves, George A.
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Retail Price: $17.95
Issue: Fall 2003
ISBN: 0252071263

Utilizing primary sources diaries, letters, and other personal reminiscences the authors offer a collection of intimate accounts of the Battle of Shiloh. The primary focus of the narrative is to present a nuanced portrait of the motivations and mental states of the novice soldiers recruited on both sides just before battle.

review of "Seeing the Elephant": Raw Recruits at the Battle of Shiloh, by Frank, Joseph Allan, Civil War Book Review, (Fall 2003).