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The Resource The Civil War letters of Joseph Hopkins Twichell : a chaplain's story, edited by Peter Messent and Steve Courtney

The Civil War letters of Joseph Hopkins Twichell : a chaplain's story, edited by Peter Messent and Steve Courtney

Label
The Civil War letters of Joseph Hopkins Twichell : a chaplain's story
Title
The Civil War letters of Joseph Hopkins Twichell
Title remainder
a chaplain's story
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter Messent and Steve Courtney
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In 1861 young Joseph Twichell cut short his seminary studies to become a Union Army chaplain in New York's Excelsior Brigade. A middle-class New England Protestant, Twichell served for three years in a regiment manned mostly by poor Irish American Catholics. This selection of Twichell's letters to his Connecticut family will rank him alongside the Civil War's most literate and insightful firsthand chroniclers of life on the road, in battle, and in camp. As a noncombatant, he observed and participated in the momentous events of the Peninsula and Wilderness Campaigns as well as the battles of Second Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Spotsylvania."
  • "Twichell writes about politics and slavery and the theological and cultural divide between him and his men. He tells of tending the helpless, burying the dead, and counseling the despondent. Alongside accounts of a run-in with slave hunters, a massive withdrawal of wounded soldiers from Richmond, and other extraordinary events, Twichell offers close-up views of his commanding officer, the "political general" Daniel Sickles, surely one of the most colorful and controversial leaders on either side."
  • "Civil War scholars and enthusiasts will welcome this fresh voice from an underrepresented class of soldier, the army chaplain. Readers who know of Twichell's later life as a prominent minister and reformer or as Mark Twain's closest friend will appreciate these insights into his early, transforming experiences."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1838-1918,
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Twichell, Joseph Hopkins
Dewey number
973.7/78/092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Messent, Peter B.,
  • Courtney, Steve
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Twichell, Joseph Hopkins
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Military chaplains
  • United States
Label
The Civil War letters of Joseph Hopkins Twichell : a chaplain's story, edited by Peter Messent and Steve Courtney
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-321) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
April 1861-July 1861: "this ... regiment, composed as it is of rough, wicked men" -- July 1861-March 1862: "battle fields are not far off" -- April-August 1862: "sin entered into the world and death through sin' kept ringing through my brain" -- August-December, 1862: "if I mistake not there is a general falling back" -- January-April 1863: "I come face to face with the hard, bitter fact" -- May-July 1863: "thousands of souls have been called to sudden judgment" -- August-December 1863: "never can we forget the year 1863" -- January-July 1864: "I have been up to my elbows in blood" -- Afterword: the Lee ivy
Control code
ocn768770921
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 333 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820342047
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)768770921
Label
The Civil War letters of Joseph Hopkins Twichell : a chaplain's story, edited by Peter Messent and Steve Courtney
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-321) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
April 1861-July 1861: "this ... regiment, composed as it is of rough, wicked men" -- July 1861-March 1862: "battle fields are not far off" -- April-August 1862: "sin entered into the world and death through sin' kept ringing through my brain" -- August-December, 1862: "if I mistake not there is a general falling back" -- January-April 1863: "I come face to face with the hard, bitter fact" -- May-July 1863: "thousands of souls have been called to sudden judgment" -- August-December 1863: "never can we forget the year 1863" -- January-July 1864: "I have been up to my elbows in blood" -- Afterword: the Lee ivy
Control code
ocn768770921
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 333 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820342047
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)768770921

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