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Glimpses of Glory - The Regimental History of the 61st Illinois Volunteers, with Regimental Roster.
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Drew D. Dukett. Softcover, 1999, As new, Illus., Maps, fullname+subject Index, 160 pp. March with the 61st Illinois Volunteers through the American Civil War in the Western Theater, and you will understand the character of the men who fought to preserve the Union during our nation's greatest challenge. Drew Dukett has written a wonderful story about ordinary men and their families enmeshed in extraordinary events. Glimpses of Glory provides a moving experience of the human dimension of war,- wrote Dr. Charles E. White, author of 'The Enlightened Soldier' and the former Chief of Military History at the United States Army Infantry School. The author opens with a brief look at the settlement and early history of Illinois, followed by the formation and life of the regiment. Many significant figures and events are noted, including: Colonel Jacob Fry, the Battle of Shiloh, the Battle of Corinth, the siege of Vicksburg, the capture of Little Rock, the Battle of Overall's Creek, and much more. Battles fought by the 61st are examined from two perspectives: General Grant's objectives for a particular theater of operations are outlined first, followed by a description of the role of the 61st in accomplishing those objectives. The significant role of logistics is often noted. An official roster of the regiment, several portraits and maps, and a fullname plus subject index enhance this work. [D1405-H]