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With Fire and Sword (Byers)

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(4,188 Sterne; 8 Bewertungen)

Samuel H. M. Byers was an American poet, diplomat, and soldier in the Civil War. "In war some persons seek adventures; others have them in spite of themselves. It happened that the writer of this book belonged to a regiment that seemed to be always in the midst of great experiences. It was, in fact, one of the few regiments that absolutely fought themselves out of existence. It was mustered in a thousand strong; it lost seven hundred and seventy-seven men by death, wounds, and disease. The fragment that was left over was transferred to a cavalry command. When the writer finally escaped from prison, after many months of confinement and many thrilling adventures both in prison and in the army of the enemy, he was mustered out as a "supernumerary officer." His command had ceased to exist. He was literally the last man of the regiment.

He kept a diary every day in the four years of war and adventure. The substance of the facts related here is from its pages; occasionally they are copied just as they are there set down. The book is not a history of great army movements, it is simply a true tale of the thrilling experiences of a subordinate soldier in the midst of great events." (Summary from the Preface) (4 hr 41 min)

Chapters

Preface

2:27

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Chapter 1

19:11

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Chapter 2

9:14

Read by Sam Naishtat

Chapter 3

15:42

Read by JenniferRutters

Chapter 4

14:33

Read by Chris Chapman

Chapter 5

5:17

Read by Julia Niedermaier

Chapter 6

13:17

Read by Pamela Krantz

Chapter 7, Part 1

19:47

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Chapter 7, Part 2

17:32

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Chapter 8

20:48

Read by Deon Gines

Chapter 9

12:47

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Chapter 10

10:48

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Chapter 11, Part 1

13:25

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Chapter 11, Part 2

14:05

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Chapter 12

9:54

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Chapter 13, Part 1

22:49

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Chapter 13, Part 2

21:46

Read by Sam Naishtat

Chapter 14, Part 1

17:04

Read by Deon Gines

Chapter 14, Part 2

15:12

Read by Deon Gines

Chapter 15

6:08

Read by Goss45

Bewertungen

(4,5 Sterne)

wow...a lot of surprises and a great glimpse at a soldiers experience.