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By Frank B. Woodford,Arthur M. Woodford

The Civil struggle was once the most important and bloodiest clash ever waged upon American soil, and whereas no combating came about in Michigan, either the hassle of the warfare attempt and the heroism of Michigan males at struggle touched citizens deeply. In Father Abraham’s young children: Michigan Episodes within the Civil battle, Frank Woodford collects own remembrances of the warfare from many assets. initially released in 1961 and reissued in 1999, this quantity isn't a proper account of Michigan’s half within the clash or an research of army method and wartime politics, yet as an alternative provides tales of Michigan squaddies, either as members and as devices, and their activities, recommendations, and aspirations, awarded for the 1st time in a paperback edition.

Among the episodes Woodford recounts with a wealth of colourful element are Michigan’s participation within the Underground Railroad; the unusual story of Sarah Emma Edmonds, alias inner most Franklin Thompson; the ill-fated approach that ended in the slaughter on the Crater; an odyssey of get away from Danville and from Libby legal; the unusual accomplice plot to trap a Federal sloop-of-war on Lake Erie; the Michigan Cavalry Brigade’s exploits below George Custer; the opportunity stumble upon with a Michigan soldier that introduced dying to the gallant Jeb Stuart; impressions and outlines of camp existence and the standard regimen of a soldier from the diary of non-public Frank Lane; the catastrophe of the 1st Michigan at Bull Run; the tale of Michigan’s scientific companies and the beginning of Harper medical institution; the Detroit revolt of 1863; and the nightmare explosion of the steamer Sultana with a demise toll of over 1,200 infantrymen on their means domestic from accomplice prisons.

Civil struggle buffs and readers attracted to Michigan heritage can be thankful for the paperback version of dad Abraham’s Children.

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