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Author Young, Robin (Robin Ellen)

Title For love & liberty : the untold Civil War story of Major Sullivan Ballou & his famous love letter / Robin Young.

Publication Info. New York : Thunder's Mouth Press, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  973.74 YOUNG    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  973.7445 YOUNG    Check Shelf
Description xxxiv, 830 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 819-822) and index.
Contents Conventions used in this book -- "Go tell my wife not to grieve" -- "Where the river runs like silver" -- "Whose sons are foremost in duty" -- "Whose daughters are peerless and bright" -- "Joy was in his mild blue eyes" -- "Our lovings prospered well" -- "We live in hard and stirring times" -- "Our cause is just and holy" -- "The president called on the land for an army" -- "I'm off to the war with the good men and true, and hadn't you better come along, too?" -- "Then to the south we bore away" -- "From hill to hill, from creek to creek, Potomac calls to Chesapeake" -- "In the watch fires of a hundred circling camps" -- "Rally round the flag boys" -- "The most glorious scene" -- "How many miles to the junction?" -- "A cannonball don't pay no mind" -- "The murdering cannons roar" -- "Yankee Doodle wheeled about and scampered off at full run, and such a race was never seen as that he made at Bull Run" -- "Weeping sad and lonely" -- "Life's tide is ebbing out so fast" -- "And our hopes in ruin life" -- "Though we live in winter quarters now, we're but waiting for the hour" -- "With tender care" -- "Wreaths of glory" -- "The eagle of freedom shrieks" -- "We shall win the day"
Summary An epic love story and a journey into the life of Sullivan Ballou, the mysterious soldier made famous in Ken Burns's beloved documentary, The Civil War.
Subject Rhode Island -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
Rhode Island -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
Ballou, Sullivan, 1829-1861 -- Correspondence.
United States. Army. Rhode Island Infantry Regiment, 2nd (1861-1865)
Added Title For love and liberty : the untold Civil War story of Major Sullivan Ballou & his famous love letter
ISBN 1560257245: $28.00
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