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Download Among the Enemy: A Michigan Soldier's Civil War Journal (Great Lakes Books Series) eBook
ISBN:
0814334717
Author:
Mark Hoffman,William Horton Kimball
Category:
Leaders & Notable People
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press (March 15, 2013)
Pages:
168 pages
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Civil War historian Mark Hoffman introduces Kimball's writings and provides some background on Kimball's life as a soldier. Readers interested in military history and the Civil War will enjoy the inside perspective of Among the Enemy.

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Though many Union soldiers wrote about their experiences in the American Civil War, few had the vantage point of William Horton Kimball, a member of the First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics. As a military engineer, Kimball spent most of his time behind the major lines of conflict and often worked among civilians who sympathized with the enemy.

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Kimball, William Horton. Other Authors: Hoffman, Mark. Great Lakes Books Series. These Men Have Seen Hard Service : The First Michigan Sharpshooters in the Civil War. by: Herek, Raymond J. Published: (1998)

Kimball, William Horton. Subjects: Kimball, William Horton, 1842-1920 Diaries. United States These Men Have Seen Hard Service : The First Michigan Sharpshooters in the Civil War. Published: (1998). The 4th Michigan Infantry in the Civil War. by: Bertera, Martin N. Published: (2010). I Hope to Do My Country Service : The Civil War Letters of John Bennitt, . Surgeon, 19th Michigan Infantry. In the Very Thickest of the Fight : The Civil War Service of the 78th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

Though many Union soldiers wrote about their experiences in the American Civil War, few had the vantage point of William Horton Kimball, a member of the First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics. As a military engineer, Kimball spent most of his time behind the major lines of conflict and often worked among civilians who sympathized with the enemy. In Among the Enemy: A Michigan Soldier's Civil War Journal, author Mark Hoffman presents Kimball's journal as a unique window into wartime experience.

Kimball was a prolific writer, and his journal is full of detailed accounts of expeditions into a hostile countryside, the bitter war against guerillas, and of the civilians caught in the middle of a traditional war waged with nontraditional means. He comments freely and openly on the strengths and weaknesses of his officers and comrades caught up in the same war. At the same time, Kimball provides moving accounts of when the Engineers were thrown into the line of battle at Perryville and Lavergne and proved themselves as soldiers capable of traditional combat. Through Kimball's account, readers can chart the important evolution of Union war policy regarding occupied populations, as well as how the American views of warfare broke down when combat moved from battlefield to countryside and soldiers in the rear became important targets for enemy action. Civil War historian Mark Hoffman introduces Kimball's writings and provides some background on Kimball's life as a soldier. He accompanies the journal entries with illustrations and maps.

Kimball's account reminds readers that there was a time when Americans who honored the same founders and national holidays were seeking to kill each other in a bitter war behind the lines of traditional armies. Readers interested in military history and the Civil War will enjoy the inside perspective of Among the Enemy.

  • I_LOVE_228
Not a Civil War fan, but this is an easy read.
  • Gagas
William Kimball's journal is a fascinating journey through his three years of service in the First (and only) Michigan Engineers & Mechanics regiment. Reading it sees the Civil War through his eyes, stoking one's imagination on the dangers of being so long behind enemy lines with a not-so-friendly populace. The insights are numerous; one entry suffices to show how we can still learn much -- how do we tabulate the sacrifice of the regiment's Dwight Hunt, who died in uniform but before mustering into U.S. service on 11/11/61 (another significance to that date) and, thus, appears not in its records? Mark Hoffman has done an excellent job of producing an eminently readable volume with insightful commentary introducing each chapter and select footnotes that tell much. Heartily recommended!