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by Anita Palladino,John H. Westervelt

ePub Diary of a Yankee Engineer: The Civil War Story of John H. Westervelt, Engineer (The North's Civil War) download
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Anita Palladino,John H. Westervelt
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978-0823217243
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0823217248
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Fordham University Press (1996)
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On September 8, 1962, John H. Westervelt enlisted as a private into the 1st New York . The two have been reunited in Diary of a Yankee Engineer.

On September 8, 1962, John H. Westervelt enlisted as a private into the 1st New York Volunteer Engineer Corps. Westervelt's words, intended not for the history books but for the education of his young son, present a more humble vision of military life and of the North's struggle in the Civil War, than the often told sagas of glory.

Home Browse Books Book details, Diary of a Yankee Engineer . Anita Palladino's introduction provides us with a brief history of the man and the events of his life.

Home Browse Books Book details, Diary of a Yankee Engineer: The Civil War Story. Diary of a Yankee Engineer: The Civil War Story of John H. Westervelt, Engineer, 1st New York Volunteer Engineer Corps. By John H. Westervelt, Anita Palladino. On September 8, 1862, John H.

Diary of a Yankee Engineer book. On September 8, 1962, John H. Westervelt enlisted as a private. This is the story of an ordinary man in an extraordinary time - a man who merely lived as he though right and who died in consequence. By salvaging John Westervelt's journal and reuniting its text with its art, Ms. Palladino has unearthed a rare, firsthand look at the men behind the war of Rebellion.

The 1st New York Volunteer Engineer Regiment was an engineer regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It was also known as Serrell's Engineers, New York Volunteer Corps of Engineers, or Engineer's and Artizans. The regiment served initially in the Lower Seaboard Theater, and later in the Richmond–Petersburg Campaign. In 1860 the army Corps of Engineers consisted of just 44 officers and 100 soldiers for an army of 15,000 soldiers

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The English Civil War was fought 1642-1651 between Parliamentarian and Royalist forces and saw the former win and King . The war began as a result of a conflict over the power of the monarchy and the rights of Parliament.

The English Civil War was fought 1642-1651 between Parliamentarian and Royalist forces and saw the former win and King Charles I executed. During the early phases of the war, the Parliamentarians expected to retain Charles as king, but with expanded powers for Parliament. Though the Royalists won early victories, the Parliamentarians ultimately triumphed. As the conflict progressed, Charles was executed and a republic formed. Known as the the Commonwealth of England, this state later became the Protectorate under the leadership of Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658).

On September 8, 1962, John H. Westervelt enlisted as a private into the 1st New York Volunteer Engineer Corps. That same year, he shipped out of New York on the "Star of the South" to South Carolina to fight for the North in the Civil War. The following April, he began a journal for his 13-year-old son Frazee so that his child could know of his experiences in the war.

Sixty-two years later, John Westervelt’s journal – 68 entries written on tattered, yellow pages, a record of "such things as may come under [his] personal observation" – was found in the trash outside his former home now West Farms. In early 1995, his drawings, meant to accompany the written journal, were discovered in the West Point Special Collections Archives. The two have been reunited in Diary of a Yankee Engineer.

Westervelt’s words, intended not for the history books but for the education of his young son, present a more humble vision of military life and of the North’s struggle in the Civil War, than the often told sagas of glory. The journal gives us a rare look at the soldier’s life of relentless tedium, the fatiguing fight of brother against brother – of pestilence and illness, giving us a "truer, if not beautiful" picture of war. This is the story of an ordinary man in an extraordinary time – a man who merely lived as he though right and who died in consequence.

Anita Palladino’s introduction provides us with a brief history of the man and the events of his life. By salvaging John Westervelt’s journal and reuniting its text with its art, Ms. Palladino has unearthed a rare, firsthand look at the men behind the war of Rebellion.

  • Interesting book. I bought it for my husband for Christmas. He is related to John H. Westervelt so found it fascinating!

  • Gives out of the ordinary view of things from perspective of engineer. No heroic battle scenes, but the 'real' stuff of daily suffering that is universal to soldering, no matter what war or time. Drawings add to the first person narrative. If you have a Civil War buff on your gift list, add this to your shopping list - it's an undiscovered treasure!

  • Westervelt gives a perspective to the civil war that is rarely seen - not an officer or 'fighting troop' member, he reports the on-going facts ajnd rumors as he sees (and hears) them. As an engineering unit, his Company was not one of those frequently heard from, making this volume especially valuable to scholars and Civil War buffs alike.

  • For all buffs that have been searching for info onengineering units, this is the only one - run out and get it

  • I purchased this wonderful book for my father, a Civil War buff. The book is well researched and interesting. The details are amazing. My father read and re-read this fine book. I highly recommend it.

  • This book is written not as a history of the war but as how the average Civil War Engineer lived, what he saw how he felt and vivid descriptions of the areas in which they served.

    Also my Great-great grand father Aaron Hotchkiss is mentioned several times in the book. This book is a keeper!