Book Talk: Your Brother in Arms: A Union Soldier's Odyssey

April 27 Book Talk
Your Brother in Arms Book Talk April 27
Venue
The Manassas Museum
Address
9101 Prince William Street
Manassas, VA 20110
Region Northern Virginia
Locality Manassas City
Date(s)/Time:
Sunday, April 27, 2014 (2:00 PM-3:00 PM)
Phone: (703) 257-8457
Phone: (703) 368-1873
Email manassasmuseum@ci.manassas.va.us
Website www.manassasmuseum.org

Your Brother in Arms by Robert C. Plumb follows McClelland through his Civil War odyssey, from his enlistment in Pittsburgh in the summer of 1862 and his journey to Washington and march to Antietam, followed by his encounters in a succession of critical battles: Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania Court House, the North Anna River, Petersburg, and Five Forks, Virginia, where he was gravely injured. McClelland’s words, written from the battlefield and the infirmary, convey his
connection to his siblings and his longing for home. But even more so, they reflect the social, cultural, and political currents of
the war he was fighting. With extensive detail, Robert C. Plumb expounds on McClelland’s words by placing the events described in context and illuminating the collective forces at play in each account, adding a historical outlook to the raw voice of a young soldier.




Last Updated: 2/10/2014 4:40 PM
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