Bridge Building in Wartime : Colonel Wesley Brainerd's Memoir of the 50th New York Volunteer Engineers

Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 1997. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. Publishers staamp on endpaper. Book is intact, no prining defects. 415 p. w/ appendices, endnotes, bibliography, index. A fascinating look into the logistical support of the war, thought the words of one of the men responsible for the bridges, fortifications, roads, shelters and more that kept the Army of the Potomac moving, protected, and covered. Brainerd was wounded at Fredericksburg, but was active in most battles in the East, including the Seven Days, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, The Wilderness (actually put into the line), and in supporting actions at Spotyslvania and Cold Harbor, cutting roads and throwing up pontoon bridge for the moves to the left. The memoir ends at Petersburg, with an epilogue filling in the rest of Brainerd's manifold military activities and his promotion to colonel of the regiment in January 1865. Very good / very good. Item #18640

Price: $35.00

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