Start reading on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

 
 
 
Anybody can read Kindle books – even without a Kindle device-with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones and tablets.
The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865
 
 

The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865 [Kindle Edition]

Leander Stillwell
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: £0.00 includes free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £0.00  
Paperback --  
Kid's and Teen books from £0.99 on Kindle
Browse our selection of top children's and teen title in our one week sale, with top titles from only £0.99.Browse the sale here

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Description

Product Description

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 407 KB
  • Print Length: 229 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477658688
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004SQX51I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,399 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
4.1 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Contempary account of the Civil war 19 Feb 2012
By C5100
Format:Kindle Edition
An excellent account of the American Civil war from the common soldiers point of view. His recollections are based on notes he made at the time, and while some of the langauge is "old fashioned" it adds to the atmosphere of the book. The writer gives a clear idea of his life as a Union soldier in a modest and informative way. His descritions of the battles are not based on what the "big picture" was, but purley what he saw and thought as the bullets flew. A must read for anyone interested in the American Civil war, the times and battles. His descriptions of normal camp life really bring the period to life.
A superb book.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Read Between The Lines 13 Mar 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I've always had a great interest in the American Civil war, not to mention all wars. I want to know what makes people do what they do in time of war and why so many atrocities. This isn't a great book but is an interesting insight into how a participant in the war is thinking but particularly how a writer can be so one sided in his narrative. I got the distinct impression that the Confederates won no battles at all, though there are times when the writer does admit to the bravery and commitment of the soldiers on the other side. Never once in the story does it state that the Confederates were most times out numbered by about 4 to 1, yet still came out the victors in many battles. I don't have any favouritisms for any particular side , no matter what the war but I must say that I do admire the Confederates for their dedication under the most atrocious of conditions.

Worth reading, but also read, "With Lee in Virginia".
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting insight into the us civil war 12 Mar 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Interesting story of one mans varied experiences in the civil war, as seen from the sharp end as it were
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 22 Nov 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is the second book about the civil war I have read, one from both side and really interesting when the same names of places and battles appear , the in depth tale of a soldiers life in the field during the war gives an insight into the hardships and suffering that both sides had to endure.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting insight into the common soldier 21 April 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A book that shows the true nature of participation in conflict. Nothing extraordinary happens, hurry up and wait being the watchword. None the less it serves as an antidote to the fictional action stories that can take over our perception of history
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Historical memoir 6 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
You will either l;ove it or hate it. It is a typical memoir but shows that some people in war spend most of their time doing other stuff rather than fighting. There is only one major engagement mentioned in the book and a few skirmishes but as a window on a soldiers life it is interesting.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars good history lesson 1 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
a view from a common soldiers point of view of everyday service life not normally seen in history books some exciting some mundane but true to life
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Worth A Read 25 Mar 2014
By Cilben
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book was excellent, rather than your typical book about famous battles in the Civil War, it very much is about everyday life for the ordinary soldier in the Union army. Well worth a read and I fully enjoyed the read. Recommended.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting for it's day
Reasonable read. Good insight into day to day life during American Civil War. But written in the 19th Century can make it a little du
Published 1 month ago by J. W. Jobling
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read
Well good read about how the ordinary soldier got through the war but it seems like the 61st Illinois got relatively "easy" through the war when you think of all the other battles,... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Erling
3.0 out of 5 stars Different Perspective
Interesting, down to earth account of the normal everyday life and actions of normal soldier, told in a matter of fact way
Published 6 months ago by esoxs
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy Read
For anyone interested in the American Civil war, there is a lot of good background information which could enhance future reading, albeit a bit basic in places
Published 7 months ago by Doug
5.0 out of 5 stars The real thing
Written by someone who was there- You can't get better than that. A facinating insight in to another age. Recommended.
Published 11 months ago by pj murphy
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read
If you can get past the old fashioned language this is clearly worth a read for those Civil War readers. Read more
Published 12 months ago by mr william g thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Compulsive reading
Anyone who wishes to understand the war at ground level should read this Book. An honest account by an honest soldier.
Published 13 months ago by Barry Tighe
3.0 out of 5 stars A true account
This was a true report of an active soldier in the civil war , and it to away the glamour .
Published 15 months ago by Mike B
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Popular Highlights

 (What's this?)
&quote;
"Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U.S.A., in the Rocky Mountains and the Far West," by Washington Irving. &quote;
Highlighted by 29 Kindle users
&quote;
"An army of deer commanded by a lion is better than an army of lions commanded by a deer." &quote;
Highlighted by 15 Kindle users
&quote;
I will say here that I do not now have any conclusive knowledge that during my entire term of service I ever killed, or even wounded, a single man. It is more than probable that some of my shots were fatal, but I don't know it, and am thankful for the ignorance. You see, after all, the common soldiers of the Confederate Armies were American boys, just like us, and conscientiously believed that they were right. Had they been soldiers of a foreign nation,—Spaniards, for instance,—I might feel differently. &quote;
Highlighted by 9 Kindle users

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


ARRAY(0xb6b86684)