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Don't Tell Father I Have Been Shot At : The Civil War Letters of Captain George N. Bliss, First Rhode

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Captain George N. Bliss of the First Rhode Island Cavalry survived some 27 actions during the Civil War. Midway through the war, he served nine months at a conscript training camp in Connecticut, where he sat on several courts-martial. In September 1864, in a skirmish at Waynesboro, Virginia, he single-handedly charged into the 4th Virginia “Black Horse” Cavalry. Badly injured and taken prisoner, he was consigned to the notorious Libby Prison in Richmond. A colorful correspondent, Bliss detailed his experiences in letters to a close friend and sent dispatches to a Providence newspaper. His candid writings are rich with details of the war and his own opinions. The editors describe how, following the war, Bliss sought out the Confederates who almost killed him and formed friendships with them that lasted for decades.
Number of Pages: 298
Genre: History, Literary Collections
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: George N. Bliss
Language: English
Street Date: April 6, 2018
TCIN: 53475837
UPC: 9781476673912
Item Number (DPCI): 248-72-0077
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