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By Mark H. Dunkelman

During the Civil struggle, the regiment was once the basic component to armies either North and South, its reliability and effectiveness the most important to army luck. squaddies' devotion to their regiment -- their esprit de corps -- inspired unit team spirit and encouraged the person soldier to march into conflict and undergo the hardships of army existence. In Brothers all and sundry, Mark H. Dunkelman identifies the features of Civil warfare esprit de corps and charts its improvement from recruitment and wrestle to the top of the conflict and past in the course of the stories of a unmarried regiment, the 154th manhattan Volunteer Infantry. Dunkelman bargains a distinct mental portrait of a front-line unit that fought with contrast at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Lookout Valley, Rocky Face Ridge, and different engagements. He strains the evolution of traditional camaraderie between neighbors and associates right into a extra profound feel of delight, enthusiasm, and loyalty cast as a lot within the shared unpleasantness of daily military existence as within the terrifying ordeal of battle.

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10744$ $$FM 05-13-04 14:58:55 playstation web page iv In loving reminiscence of my mom and dad, Harold and Irene .......................... 10744$ $$FM 05-13-04 14:58:55 playstation web page v .......................... 10744$ $$FM 05-13-04 14:58:55 playstation web page vi Contents Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi creation: This Little Band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 half one: domestic Ties 1. Demographics and id . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 2. strains of communique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 three. buddies and Foes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty four half : struggle Ties four. Comrades, Cowards, and Survivors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . five. Enduring Hardships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety eight seventy five 6. at the Battlefield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred twenty 7. The Wounded, Captured, and lifeless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 eight. In Camp and past . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred and seventy nine. Shoulder Straps and Courts-Martial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 10. Morale and Regimental delight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 half 3: Veteran Ties eleven. E. D. Northrup and the Betrayal of Esprit de Corps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279 Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327 vii .......................... 10744$ CNTS 05-13-04 14:58:58 playstation web page vii .......................... 10744$ CNTS 05-13-04 14:58:58 playstation web page viii I llustrations Map region of operations of the 154th long island 14 images following web page 247 inner most Barney McAvoy Privates Francis M. Bowen and Moses Bowen Jr. Francis Bowen, Moses Bowen, and Cyrus H. Bowen Sergeant Asa Brainard and personal Calvin Brainard deepest Jacob Winney Sergeant significant Alexander chook and his spouse, Melissa Ada (Hyde) chook inner most Levi D. Bailey and his spouse, Celia A. (Stevens) Bailey First Sergeant Ambrose F. Arnold Currier & Ives lithograph commemorating Corporal Seymour Sikes John Manley, the “Soldier’s pal” Assistant doctor George H. Bosley Captain Lewis D. Warner Captain Byron A. Johnston, First Lieutenant Alexander chook, and Corporal Thomas R. Aldrich Broadside for 1888 encampment of 154th manhattan veterans Veterans of the 154th ny at their Gettysburg monument E. D. Northrup, historian of the 154th long island ix .......................... 10744$ ILLU 05-13-04 14:59:02 playstation web page ix .......................... 10744$ ILLU 05-13-04 14:59:02 playstation web page x Acknow ledgments at the start, my honest thank you visit the numerous descendants and neighbors of the 154th long island mentioned within the bibliography and representation credit for sharing letters, diaries, memoirs, images, relics, and different fabrics with me. I want i'll identify every one among them right here and thank them separately, however the record will be too lengthy. with no their devotion to our ancestors’ reminiscence, my ongoing paintings couldn't be finished. i can't overstate my appreciation in their sort, beneficiant, and worthwhile support.

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