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By Halbert Eleazer Paine,Samuel C., Jr. Hyde

ISBN-10: 080713418X

ISBN-13: 9780807134184

General Halbert Eleazer Paine, commanding officer of the 4th Wisconsin Regiment of Volunteers, took half in many of the major army activities within the reduce Mississippi Valley in the course of the Civil warfare. approximately 40 years after the conflict's finish, Paine -- a former schoolteacher and lawyer who could develop into a three-term congressman -- penned reminiscences of his wartime exploits, together with his involvement within the Vicksburg crusade, the operations that led to the trap of latest Orleans, the conflict of Baton Rouge, the Bayou Teche offensive, and the siege of Port Hudson. Now on hand for the 1st time, A Wisconsin Yankee in accomplice Bayou kingdom offers Paine's reflections and supply his very good eyewitness account of the complexities of war.

Paine describes intimately the antiguerrilla operations he coordinated in southern Louisiana and Mississippi and his function within the protection of Washington, D.C., the place he commanded a element of the road in the course of accomplice basic Jubal Early's 1864 move opposed to town. His reviews make clear the day-by-day fight of the typical solider and at the political and criminal debates that ruled the days. in a single extraordinary episode, he describes his arrest for refusing to come to their masters fugitive slaves who entered his strains. He discusses the profession of recent Orleans and the relatives among Federal squaddies and native slaves and offers definitive observation on dramatic incidents reminiscent of the burning of Baton Rouge and the destruction of the ironclad ram C.S.S. Arkansas.

A departure from so much debts by way of Union military veterans, Paine's tale comprises much less get together of the grand reason and larger research of the explanations for his activities -- and their inherent contradictions. He sympathized with the various "contrabands" he encountered, for instance, but he callously pushed aside a competent servant for suggesting that the rebels fought good. regardless of expressing variety emotions towards yes southern households, Paine all yet condoned his troops' "excessive looting" of neighborhood houses and companies, which he considered as applicable retribution should you resisted Federal authority. After the struggle, Paine additionally served as commissioner of patents, championing recommendations reminiscent of the advent of typewriters into the Federal bureaucracy.

With an invaluable advent and annotations via famous historian Samuel C. Hyde, Jr., A Wisconsin Yankee in accomplice Bayou state finds a few of the refined merits loved by means of the troops in blue, in addition to the attitudes that resulted in habit that left a violent legacy for generations.

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