By Mary Searing O'Shaughnessy

Alonzo Bryant Searing, a highschool graduate elderly 18, enlisted within the 11th New Jersey Volunteer Regiment in Dover, New Jersey in 1862 and served years and ten months as a personal within the Union military. His unit served in 27 engagements and he was once somewhat wounded two times. in the course of that point he wrote one hundred ten letters domestic to his sister. Twenty-five years later he edited those letters, including details from his well-kept journals and his reminiscence and had them released in The Morris County magazine newspaper from 1890-1893. The ebook is that this choice of letters, written with a dry humor, inclusive of photo descriptions of engagements, together with a few listings of loss of life, wounding and illness, critiques of the conflict, politics, faith, race, alcohol, deserters, camp stipulations, health facility existence, his personal poetry and money owed of conferences with neighbors and kinfolk in close by military devices.

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