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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 lots of the major army activities within the reduce Mississippi Valley through the Civil conflict. approximately 40 years after the conflict's finish, Paine -- a former schoolteacher and legal professional who may turn into a three-term congressman -- penned memories of his wartime exploits, together with his involvement within the Vicksburg crusade, the operations that led to the seize 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 nation offers Paine's reflections and supply his first-class eyewitness account of the complexities of war.

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

A departure from such a lot money owed via Union military veterans, Paine's tale contains much less get together of the grand reason and bigger research of the reasons for his activities -- and their inherent contradictions. He sympathized with the various "contrabands" he encountered, for instance, but he callously disregarded a competent servant for suggesting that the rebels fought good. regardless of expressing variety emotions towards convinced southern households, Paine all yet condoned his troops' "excessive looting" of neighborhood houses and companies, which he seen as applicable retribution if you resisted Federal authority. After the battle, Paine additionally served as commissioner of patents, championing techniques corresponding to the advent of typewriters into the Federal bureaucracy.

With an invaluable advent and annotations by way of famous historian Samuel C. Hyde, Jr., A Wisconsin Yankee in accomplice Bayou kingdom unearths a number of the refined benefits loved by way 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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