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The Rebel Yell & the Yankee Hurrah: The Civil War Journal of a Maine Volunteer John W Haley

The Rebel Yell & the Yankee Hurrah: The Civil War Journal of a Maine Volunteer

John W Haley

Published September 7th 2014
ISBN : 9781608933471
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320 pages
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 About the Book 

On an I will if you will dare, John Haley enlisted in the 17th Maine Regiment in August 1862 for three years, unless sooner discharged. (Discharged, shot, or starved would have been more accurate, Haley later wryly observed.) Though a reluctantMoreOn an I will if you will dare, John Haley enlisted in the 17th Maine Regiment in August 1862 for three years, unless sooner discharged. (Discharged, shot, or starved would have been more accurate, Haley later wryly observed.) Though a reluctant soldier at first, he served steadfastly in the Army of the Potomac for nearly three years, participating in some of the most significant battles of the Civil War.John Haley was not the only soldier to record each days events in his journal by firelight or by pickets lantern, for his was a literate generation. He was unusual in that he later painstakingly rewrote his battlefield notes, reflecting at leisure and adding fascinating political and personal commentary to produce the remarkable volume he calls Haleys Chronicles.