By Bruce J. Dinges,Shirley A. Leckie
A simply and Righteous Cause paints a shiny photograph of Grierson's prewar and Civil warfare occupation, referring to his antislavery perspectives, Republican social gathering rules, and armed forces process and strategies. His tale starts off together with his mom and dad' immigration to the USA and follows his youth, early life, and occupation as a musician; the early years of his marriage; his enterprise disasters ahead of turning into a cavalry officer in an Illinois regiment; his reports in conflict; and his Reconstruction appointment. Grierson additionally presents intimate money owed of his relationships with such popular politicians and Union leaders as Abraham Lincoln, Richard Yates, Andrew Johnson, William T. Sherman, Ulysses S. supply, John C. Frémont, and Benjamin Prentiss.
Because Grierson wrote the memoir regularly together with his kinfolk because the meant viewers, he manages to prevent the self-promotion that plagues lots of his contemporaries' chronicles. His reliance on army documents and correspondence, in addition to kinfolk letters, lends an immediacy infrequently present in army memoirs. His memories additionally upload gasoline to a reemerging debate on infantrymen' motivations for enlisting—in Grierson's case, patriotism and ideology—and shed new mild at the Western theater of the Civil warfare, which has obvious a contemporary surge in curiosity between Civil conflict enthusiasts.
A non–West aspect officer, Grierson owed his constructing occupation to his autonomous reports of the army and his connections to political figures in his domestic country of Illinois and later to big Union leaders. Dinges and Leckie offer a priceless advent, which supplies history at the memoir and locations Grierson's occupation into old context. Aided by means of fourteen images and maps, in addition to the editors' magnificent annotations, A simply and Righteous Cause is a beneficial addition to Civil battle history.
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A Just and Righteous Cause: Benjamin H. Grierson’s Civil War Memoir by Bruce J. Dinges,Shirley A. Leckie