Download e-book for iPad: This Will Make a Man of Me: The Life and Letters of a by James M. Scythes

By James M. Scythes

ISBN-10: 1611462185

ISBN-13: 9781611462180

This ebook deals a distinct firsthand account of the reviews of a teenage officer in America’s Civil warfare. moment Lieutenant Thomas James Howell used to be merely seventeen years previous whilst he bought his fee to serve the 3rd New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment. that includes sixty-five letters that Howell wrote domestic to his kinfolk, this booklet describes soldier existence within the military of the Potomac in the course of the spring and summer time of 1862, concentrating on Howell’s stories in the course of significant basic George B. McClellan’s Peninsula crusade. Howell’s letters inform the tale of a tender guy coming of age within the military. He wrote to his mom and siblings in regards to the specific demanding situations he confronted in trying to earn the dignity of either the boys he commanded and his superiors. regrettably, although, the younger lieutenant’s existence was once reduce brief in his first actual strive against event whilst he used to be struck within the stomach by way of a cannonball and approximately torn in through the conflict of Gaines’ Mill. This ebook documents Howell’s tragic tale, and it strains his particular belief of the Civil battle as a motor vehicle allowing him to transition into manhood and to end up his masculinity.

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