Charles W. Sherman enlisted in the Twelfth Connecticut Volunteer Infantry in January 1862. His arduous Civil War journey is eloquently described in 160 letters that date from March 5, 1862, to October 15, 1864, four days before he was killed in the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia.
Read alsoPsych 101: Psychology Facts, Basics, Statistics, Tests, and More!
A hands-on approach to exploring the human mind Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy theories, principles, and experiments of psychology into tedious discourse that even Freud would want to repress. Psych 101 cuts out the boring details and statistics, and instead, gives you a lesson in psychology that keeps you engaged - and…
Charles's English birth and experiences as an infantryman combine to present a unique perspective not often found in such collections. In his letters, Charles shared his keen observations of life around him, which transport the reader to the turmoil of mid-nineteenth-century America. His vivid descriptions of people, places, and battles provide a glimpse into the human side of war, while his wry – and sometimes angry or frustrated – comments on national events immerse the reader in the emotions of the time. This is a Civil War journey not to be forgotten.
The book also features historical content concerning the activities and engagements of the regiment, researched annotations, plus appendices noting family history, “A Soldier’s Pay,” and photos from Winchester National Cemetery. This added material separates this work from most books of letters and serves to further contribute to the reader's insights into the Civil War.