16 April 2019
If you enjoyed last month’s feature on the Union Cavalry at Gettysburg, here’s more American Civil War fare in book form.
Author: LANCE HERDEGEN
Reviewed by: Duncan Evans
If you enjoyed last month’s feature on the Union Cavalry at Gettysburg, here’s more American Civil War fare in book form. This relatively slim volume (168 pages) attempts to give you an overall view of the Union soldier, lurching between a Did You Know Q&A to burying the dead. It’s not a history of the Civil War, rather it’s a look at the lot of the Union soldier who fought it, where he came from and what the future then held.
It features plenty of photos, but here the poor production standards don’t do them any favours, while the generally weak design doesn’t help either. There’s plenty of surface information about soldiers here, but if you want the details about the battles then consider this an introduction to the subject matter.
• Savas Beatie
• 168 pages • Softback • £12
As reviewed in The Armourer April 2019.
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