By Lesley J. Gordon
A damaged Regiment recounts the tragic heritage of 1 of the Civil War's such a lot ill-fated Union army devices. geared up within the overdue summer season of 1862, the sixteenth Connecticut Volunteer Infantry used to be unprepared for conflict a month later, while it entered the struggle at Antietam. the consequences have been catastrophic: approximately 1 / 4 of the lads have been killed or wounded, and Connecticut's sixteenth panicked and fled the sphere. within the years that undefined, the regiment participated in minor skirmishes prior to surrendering en masse in North Carolina in 1864. so much of its individuals spent months in southern criminal camps, together with the infamous Andersonville stockade, the place ailment and hunger took the lives of over 100 participants of the unit.
The struggles of the sixteenth led survivors to mirror at the precise nature in their army adventure in the course of and after the battle, and questions of cowardice and braveness, patriotism and objective, have been frequently most advantageous of their strategies. over the years, competing tales emerged of who they have been, why they persevered what they did, and the way they need to be remembered. by way of the tip of the century, their collective memories reshaped this troubling and irritating previous, and the "unfortunate regiment" emerged because the "Brave Sixteenth," their person stories and money owed altered to slot the extra heroic contours of the Union victory.
The made from over a decade of study, Lesley J. Gordon's A damaged Regiment illuminates this unit's advanced background amid the interaction of varied, and infrequently competing, voices. the result's a desirable and heartrending tale of 1 regiment's wartime and postwar struggles.
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A Broken Regiment: The 16th Connecticut's Civil War (Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War) by Lesley J. Gordon