By Edward G. Longacre
Recruited as sharpshooters and clothed in distinct uniforms with eco-friendly trim, the hand-picked regiment of the 9th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry was once well known and famous all over the place. the single New Jersey regiment to reenlist all through the Civil warfare on the shut of its preliminary three-year term, the 9th observed motion in forty-two battles and engagements throughout 3 states. in the course of the South, the regiment broke up enemy camps and provide depots, burned bridges, and destroyed railroad tracks to thwart accomplice events. participants of the 9th additionally suffered ailment and hunger as POWs on the infamous Andersonville criminal camp in Georgia.
Recruited mostly from socially conservative towns and villages in northern and vital New Jersey, the 9th Volunteer Infantry consisted of guys with extensively differing evaluations in regards to the Union and their enemy. Edward G. Longacre finds those advanced political and social perspectives, tracing the heritage of this esteemed regiment ahead of, in the course of, and after the war—from recruitment at Camp Olden to ultimate operations in North Carolina.
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The Sharpshooters: A History of the Ninth New Jersey Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War by Edward G. Longacre