Vol. VII, Episode 8

Five Civil War Field Officer Accounts

Join historian Andrew Roscoe as he introduces five primary accounts of Union field officers.

Five Union Field Officer Accounts

Rufus Dawes - 6th Wisconsin
Excellent example of combat leadership and the emotional toll it takes.

Elisha Hunt Rhodes - 2nd Rhode Island
Extensive account of the growth from an enlisted man to Colonel commanding the regiment.

Thomas Hyde - 7th Maine
In-depth account of what it's like to serve on corps staff.

Henry Abbott - 20th Massachusetts
View of what it's like to grow from an insecure 19 year old to a confident commander.

Charles Wainwright - 1st NY Light Artillery
Gives a broad view of upper command and detailed account of artillery command.

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