CHICAGO'S BATTERY BOYS - THE CHICAGO MERCANTILE BATTERY IN THE CIVIL WAR'S WESTERN THEATER

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By Richard Brady Williams. 2005, Savas Beatie LLC. With photos, illus., original maps, roster, appendices, biblio., index., cloth covered boards with dustjacket. 636 pages.

The celebrated Chicago Mercantile Battery was organized by the Mercantile Association, a group of prominent Chicago merchants, and mustered into service in August of 1862. The Chicagoans went on to serve in some of the Western Theater’s most important campaigns until the war ended in the spring of 1865.

This volume sets forth in stunning detail the magnificent history of this long-overlooked artillery outfit. Based upon years of primary research and a wealth of archival documents, this study features more than 100 previously unpublished wartime letters, diaries, and other eyewitness reports that enrich our understanding of who these men were and what they endured for the cause of liberty and the Union. Williams skillfully weaves these contemporary accounts around a powerful narrative that will satisfy the most discriminating Civil War reader.

Noted historian and author Edwin C. Bearss, in his long and insightful Foreword, writes this:

As a unit history, The Chicago Mercantile Battery and the Civil War in the Western Theater measures up to the standard of excellence set for this genre by the late John P. Pullen back in 1957 when he authored The Twentieth Maine: A Volunteer Regiment in the Civil War.”

Chicago’s Battery Boys will be hailed as a classic unit history.

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