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Last to Leave the Field: The Life and Letters of First Sergeant Ambrose Henry Hayward, 28th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (review)

Last to Leave the Field: The Life and Letters of First Sergeant Ambrose Henry Hayward, 28th... Border War gestures in the direction of a reinterpretation of an old histori- ography in need of rethinking. Erik Mathisen erik mathisen is a lecturer in American studies at the University of Portsmouth and writes on politics and state formation during the Civil War. Last to Leave the Field: The Life and Letters of First Sergeant Ambrose Henry Hayward, 28th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Edited by Timothy J. Orr. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2010. Pp. 344. Cloth, $52.00.) Ambrose Henry Hayward had a typically atypical military career in the Union army. Like many veterans, he volunteered in the fi rst fl ush of patriotism following Fort Sumter, and he spent his days in uniform as an infantryman. During his years of service his unit participated in battles both famous and minor. He saw friends killed in battle and others die from diseases during campaign lulls. Hayward died at Pine Knob during the Atlanta campaign in 1864. In some ways, however, Hayward’s war proved less common than that of the average enlistee. He hailed from Massachusetts but served in the Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. His peers elected him to be a corporal, and over the course of the war, attrition, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

Last to Leave the Field: The Life and Letters of First Sergeant Ambrose Henry Hayward, 28th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (review)

The Journal of the Civil War Era , Volume 2 (3) – Aug 29, 2012

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Abstract

Border War gestures in the direction of a reinterpretation of an old histori- ography in need of rethinking. Erik Mathisen erik mathisen is a lecturer in American studies at the University of Portsmouth and writes on politics and state formation during the Civil War. Last to Leave the Field: The Life and Letters of First Sergeant Ambrose Henry Hayward, 28th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Edited by Timothy J. Orr. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2010. Pp. 344. Cloth, $52.00.) Ambrose Henry Hayward had a typically atypical military career in the Union army. Like many veterans, he volunteered in the fi rst fl ush of patriotism following Fort Sumter, and he spent his days in uniform as an infantryman. During his years of service his unit participated in battles both famous and minor. He saw friends killed in battle and others die from diseases during campaign lulls. Hayward died at Pine Knob during the Atlanta campaign in 1864. In some ways, however, Hayward’s war proved less common than that of the average enlistee. He hailed from Massachusetts but served in the Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. His peers elected him to be a corporal, and over the course of the war, attrition,

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Aug 29, 2012

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