Civil War Series
The Civil War's Common Soldier
Cover: "Emblems of Valor,"
painting by Don Troiani.
Photograph courtesy Historical Art Prints,
Ltd., Southbury, Connecticut.
TEXT BY JAMES I. ROBERTSON, JR.
Additional text by William Marvel
Published by Eastern National, copyright 2006. All rights reserved.
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|BL||Battles and Leaders of the Civil War|
|CWL||The Civil War Library and Museum, Philadelphia, PA|
|LC||Library of Congress, Washington, DC|
|MC||Eleanor S. Brockenbrough Library, The Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, VA|
|NA||National Archives, Washington, DC|
|NPS||National Park Service|
|USAMHI||United States Army Military History Institute, Carlise, PA|
Want to Learn
The following books are suggested reading for additional insights into the lives
of Civil War soldiers: Bell Irvin Wiley, The Life of
Johnny Reb: The Common Soldier of the Confederacy (Baton Rouge: LSU
Press, 2007), Bell Irvin Wiley, The Life of Billy Yank:
The Common Soldier of the Union (Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2008) and
John D. Billinggs, Hardtack & Coffee or The Unwritten
Story of Army Life (Lincoln: Bison Book, 1993), Reid
Mitchell, Civil War Soldiers (New York: Penguin
Books, 1988), James M. McPherson, For Cause and Comrades:
Why Men Fought in the Civil War (New York, Oxford
University Press, 1997), Chandra M. Manning, What This
Cruel War Was Over: Soldiers, Slavery, and the Civil War
(New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 2007), Kenneth W. Noe,
Reluctant Rebels: The Confederates Who Joined the Army
after 1861 (Chapell Hill: The University of North
Carolina Press, 2010), as well as the Teaching with Historic
Places Lesson Plans: Choices and
Commitments: The Soldiers at Gettysburg, First Battle of
Manassas: An End to Innocence, and The Battle of Stones
River: The Soldiers' Story.