By Charles George,Herbert George,Jere George,Osman George,James A. Davis

From the commanding name of the bugle at reveille to wrestle directions (such as “fix bayonets”) to reassuring songs round the campfire at evening, tune used to be a vital part of the Civil conflict soldier’s adventure. This quantity offers the Civil battle writings of Charles, Herbert, Jeremiah and Osman George, 4 brothers from the city of Newbury, Vermont, who performed within the tenth Vermont Infantry regimental band. Their letters and a diary describe the lifetime of an enlisted musician, together with forming a band, rehearsals and repertory, performances for officials, troops, and civilians—and battlefield stretcher-bearer tasks. regardless of the hardships they suffered, together with the lack of one brother, their writings (supported via distinct scene-setting narratives via editor Davis) exhibit the Georges’ fraternal bond that sustained them emotionally and ensured they might proceed to serve their comrades in battle.

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