“Burning Rails as We Pleased”: The Civil War Letters of of William Garrigues Bentley, 104th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Publication date: March 2011

Price: $35.00

Order:  McFarland

http://www.McFarlandpub.com

800-253-2187

From the publisher’s web site:

Description
William Garrigues Bentley chose to leave the safety of home and family at age 19 fight for the Union. He enlisted in the 104th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company G, in 1862 and served for three long years before being honorably discharged. His firsthand account details his day-to-day life as a soldier, the long marches around Kentucky, skirmishes with the Rebs, joining with Sherman’s army in the Atlanta campaign then chasing Hood into Tennessee and fighting in the bloody battle at Franklin, and on to rejoin Sherman in the winter of 1865 for the final months of the Carolina campaign.

This book–compiled from a collection of 142 of Bentley’s newly discovered letters and other documents–not only is an important historical record but also offers an insight into the political thoughts and feelings of the time. The book includes a complete roster of the 104th Ohio.

About the Author
Barbara Bentley Smith is William Garrigues Bentley’s great-granddaughter. She lives in North Carolina. Nina Bentley Baker is William Garrigues Bentley’s great-granddaughter. She lives in Cary, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction 1

One. OHIO      5
Two. KENTUCKY      9
Three. TENNESSEE      67
Four. GEORGIA      93
Five. ALABAMA TO TENNESSEE      119
Six. ON THE MOVE EASTWARD      131
Seven. CAROLINA CAMPAIGN      137

EPILOGUE      157
Glossary 161
Roster of the 104th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry 167
Notes 207
Bibliography 215
Index 217

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One thought on ““Burning Rails as We Pleased”: The Civil War Letters of of William Garrigues Bentley, 104th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

  1. Jeff Tack

    Just returned from an estate sale here in Colorado and came across a family photo album with numerous CDV’s of an Edward H. Garrigues and other family members…….the net is truly an unbelieveable tool. jeff

    Reply

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