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Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Many Roads of Edwin Wentworth

One of my favorite poems from the Civil War era was one written by an author whose name remains unknown, an ode to the unheralded, uncelebrated common soldier (reproduced in this post). One of the points it makes so poignantly is that the officers, the generals, the politicians– they are well represented in the histories […]

Goodrich’s War: Epilogue

This is the final entry detailing the letters home of Loren Goodrich of Co. F, 14th Connecticut. The rest of the series– ten parts in all– may be found in the archives of this website. Goodrich’s War: Complete Loren Goodrich remained with Co. F and the 14th Connecticut for another thirteen days or so, crossing […]

Goodrich’s War: The Gettysburg Campaign

This is Part 9 of an ongoing series built around the letters home of Loren Goodrich, Co. F 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. See the entire collection to date here: Temporary Hero Archive: Loren Goodrich (Parts 1-9) The Gettysburg Campaign of 1863 was Robert E. Lee’s last invasion of the north– an attempt to defeat the […]

Goodrich’s War: Chancellorsville

This is Part 8 of an ongoing series built around the letters home of Loren Goodrich, Co. F 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. See also… Part One (with letter of Sept 5 1862) Part Two (with letter of Oct 2 1862) Part Three (with letter of Dec 9 1862) Part Four (with undated, post-Fredericksburg letter) Part […]

Goodrich’s War: Spring of 1863

This is Part 7 of an ongoing series built around the letters home of Loren Goodrich, Co. F 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. See also… Part One (with letter of Sept 5 1862) Part Two (with letter of Oct 2 1862) Part Three (with letter of Dec 9 1862) Part Four (with undated, post-Fredericksburg letter) Part […]

Goodrich’s War: The Mud March

This is Part 6 of an ongoing series built around the letters home of Loren Goodrich, Co. F 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. See also… Part One (including his letter of Sept 5 1862) Part Two (including his letter of Oct 2 1862) Part Three (including his letter of Dec 9 1862) Part Four (including his […]