Seldom does one encounter a history of a military unit that so compellingly reproduces its experiences.--New York Times"An unusually detailed study of men at war, as well as a superb unit history."--Publishers Weekly"An altogether splendid contribution to military history."--KirkusThe 57th Massachusetts Veteran Volunteers lost more men killed and mortally wounded than any other regiment in the Union army. In this classic Civil War unit history, Wilkinson crafts an intimate, gutsy, candid story of men at war. Covers the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg No-holds-barred account of the fatigue, horror, boredom, gallantry, and cowardice of the Civil War soldier"
Mother, May You Never See the Sights I Have Seen
The 57th Massachusetts Veteran Volunteers in the Army of the Potomac, 1864-1865