88th PA: The Campfire Chronicles: The Words and Deeds of the 88th Pennsylvania 1861-1865

   

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The Campfire Chronicles: The Words and Deeds of the 88th Pennsylvania 1861-1865 by Michael N. Ayoub

Unit: 88th Pennsylvania

Unit Affiliation: (2), 3, V

Title: The Campfire Chronicles: The Words and Deeds of the 88th Pennsylvania 1861-1865

Author: Ayoub, Michael N.

BTC’s Take: A day by day account of the 88th Pennsylvania during its Civil War service. This reads more like a regimental itinerary than a cohesive narrative, but it is chock full of information on the regiment’s activities, locations, leaders, strengths, etc. and was an interesting read. He intersperses these facts with a LOT of first person accounts by the men who were there, letting them add to their story 150 years later. The down side is that this book has a lot of extremely confusing typos, and it’s clear the author isn’t all that familiar with some of the smaller fights which took place at Petersburg.  That said, give this self-published book a chance. You will enjoy it.

Book Summary/Review:

    BTC Siege of Petersburg Book Notes:

    Publisher: Xlibris, Corp.

    Publication Date: 2010

    ISBN-13: 978-1-44159-438-9

    Links to Read/Buy:

    1. The Campfire Chronicles: The Words and Deeds of the 88th Pennsylvania 1861-1865 (Xlibris)

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