By Elisha Hunt Rhodes

All for the Union is the eloquent and relocating diary of Elisha Hunt Rhodes, featured all through Ken Burns' PBS documentary The Civil War. Rhodes enlisted into the Union military as a personal in 1861 and left it 4 years later as a twenty-three-year-old colonel after combating challenging and honorably in battles from Bull Run to Appomattox. somebody who heard those diaries excerpted in The Civil War will realize his money owed of these campaigns, which stay extraordinary for his or her readability and aspect. such a lot of all, Rhodes's phrases exhibit the inducement of a standard Yankee foot soldier, an differently usual younger guy who persevered the pains of strive against and hard marches, brief rations, worry, and homesickness for a wage of $13 a month and the pride of giving "all for the union."

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Kay. The Secretary intended to have remained in camp over night; but being informed by Gov. Sprague, who with others, had reconnoitered the enemy, that their number, as near as it could be ascertained amounted to at least 75,000 men, supported by batteries to such an extent that their position was almost impregnable, he deemed it necessary to return immediately to Washington and send foward at once the fifteen reserve regiments. This was necessary in order to support the main body, then about to move to Manassas.

But we said not a word and plodded on. Governor Sprague was with us and many questions were asked concerning him, but remembering our orders not to speak to anyone we took no notice of the people or their talk. The march nearly killed me for my knapsack was so heavy that I could hardly move, but fear of the people kept me from falling out of line, and at last we reached the Washington Depot. Here we took the cars and the balance of the night was passed on the road to Washington only forty miles distant.

Regiment was thrown out, and during the march to Bulls Run, no halt was made excepting that required to keep the skirmishers in advance. At the Run the skirmishers were increased to five companies, all taken from the second Regiment. Several civilians were taken, but though in the immediate vicinity of the enemy, could give us no information concerning them. They were greatly alarmed for their safety. A negro being interrogated as [to] their number at this crossing replied that there were 35,000.

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