A Badger Boy in Blue: the Civil War Letters of Chauncey H. by Chauncey Herbert Cooke, (With an Introduction and Appendix

By Chauncey Herbert Cooke, (With an Introduction and Appendix by William H. Mulligan, Jr.)

Chauncey H. Cooke enlisted within the Union military in 1862 at purely 16, after mendacity approximately his age. Like many squaddies, Cooke observed in simple terms restricted motion in conflict, yet his letters to relations paint a practical and compelling photograph of lifestyle within the Civil conflict. along dramatic descriptions of encounters with Indians, comrades, insurgent prisoners, slaves, and Southern whites, Cooke additionally describes the boredom of camp, the chaos of conflict, and the affliction brought on by disease. Cooke’s emotional closeness to his kinfolk, in particular his mom, additionally comes throughout strongly in his letters, and readers will believe an immediate connection to the younger soldier via his phrases. between different collections of Civil struggle writings, A Badger Boy in Blue sticks out as a result of wealth of wealthy element incorporated in Cooke’s letters. Readers are provided with a correct photo of a soldier’s way of life via Cooke’s statement on every little thing from the foodstuff he ate, to the elements, to the type of paper that he used for writing. moreover, Cooke’s descriptions of conflict are beneficial in delivering clean perception into the often-overlooked midwestern armies and campaigns. His descriptions of the siege of Vicksburg and the Atlanta crusade are specially considerate and particular. The letters additionally current empathetic and colourful pictures of the anxious, defiant, and curious civilians that the military encountered alongside the way in which. William Mulligan, Jr., offers an creation and annotations in A Badger Boy in Blue so as to add professional statement and context for Cooke’s letters. 4 maps also are integrated to elucidate destinations pointed out within the textual content. historical past buffs, students, and common readers drawn to the Civil conflict will have fun with this thorough quantity.

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According to their talk all Indians are red devils. Nov. 11—A nice Indian summer day, a smoky, hazy, dreamy day. Took my gun and went rat hunting. Shot five but got only four. Came back to camp hungry as a dog. Had a glorious supper of beef, bread, potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pie. A big supply train bound for Fort Abercrombie pulled in for the night. Gen. Pope has ordered all infantry south. We may get to see Dixie yet. Hurrah! Snow all gone and big prairie fires to the east tonight. Nov. 12—No letter from home today, plague on it.

Had a glorious supper of beef, bread, potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pie. A big supply train bound for Fort Abercrombie pulled in for the night. Gen. Pope has ordered all infantry south. We may get to see Dixie yet. Hurrah! Snow all gone and big prairie fires to the east tonight. Nov. 12—No letter from home today, plague on it. Wrote one to George Wooster. Beautiful weather. Men Bump just from St. Cloud reports another one of the boys dead from measles. I believe I am all right except my wind ain’t quite so good on a long double quick.

I found a big black mink in a trap of one of the other boys last night just below camp. His hide was worth $8. I was half tempted to take him out. The boys are playing just these tricks every day on each other. I nearly forgot to tell you I had bowel trouble the other day and Sergeant McKay gave me a dose of burnt whiskey. It was the first whiskey I ever drank. It helped my bowel trouble and I suppose from what the boys tell me it made me do some strange things. Men Bump and Chet Ide of Mondovi have been laughing at me and telling me that I was a shame to old topers that I talked stuff and got out Bill Hill’s drum and pounded it.

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