By Wayne Mahood
In 1862 twenty-one-year-old Morris Brown Jr. left his stories at Hamilton university to take in the Union reason. He quick rose in rank from sergeant significant to captain and appearing regimental commander for the 126th big apple Volunteers. In letters written to his relatives in Penn Yan, ny, Brown describes his studies at battle: the unseemly carping among fellow officials, the phobia that gripped males dealing with conflict, and the longing to come back domestic. Brown’s letters additionally demonstrate an bold younger guy who not just sought after attractiveness but additionally desired to guarantee himself of a monetary destiny. particularly, this can be the tale of a brave younger guy, advised normally in his personal phrases. Few Civil battle infantrymen have been as articulate as Morris Brown Jr., fewer served in a regiment that observed loads strive against, nonetheless fewer commanded a regiment at this type of younger age, or even fewer have been well-known via the newly minted Medal of Honor.
“…Wayne Mahood shines a gentle on a tender lifetime of promise minimize brief within the bloody, sour conflict among North and South … The crusade ideas of the battles [Morris] Brown engaged in are defined intimately, making this a profitable learn for army background buffs.” — Western long island Heritage
“[The publication] is mainly necessary as a first-person documentation of the Civil battle and may be of distinct curiosity to people who are looking to study extra approximately participation by way of Finger Lakes infantrymen within the Civil War.” — Life within the Finger Lakes
“Fight All Day, March All Night is an unforgettable trip, and a welcome boost to Civil warfare interpreting lists.” — Midwest booklet Review
“In drawing jointly quite a bit details past what might be gleaned from the preliminary resource … Wayne Mahood has not just performed a notable volume of analysis, yet has additionally further importantly to the mammoth shop of books at the Civil warfare that already exists.” — Hamilton Alumni Review
“Mahood has performed an excellent activity modifying the letters, including wide notes, and supplying informative biographical textual content … Fight All Day, March All Night is a ‘must’ for any Union bookshelf.” — Civil conflict News
“The smelly letters of Capt. Morris Brown Jr., of the 126th ny express us that ambition, bravery, and a willingness to scrap with fellow officials was once alive and good within the Civil struggle. a fascinating and energetic examine the conflict reviews of a Medal of Honor winner and a survivor of Gettysburg, who gave his lifestyles for his kingdom early within the Petersburg crusade. due to Wayne Mahood for bringing those strange letters to our attention.” — Earl J. Hess, writer of within the Trenches at Petersburg: box Fortifications and accomplice Defeat
Wayne Mahood is amazing carrier Professor Emeritus within the tuition of schooling at Geneseo–SUNY. His many books contain Alexander “Fighting Elleck” Hays: The lifetime of a Civil struggle normal, From West element to the Wilderness, General Wadsworth: The existence and occasions of Brevet common James S. Wadsworth, and Written in Blood: A background of the 126th long island Infantry within the Civil War.
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