Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

22/1/2008

Harvard’s Faust Unearths Armies of Civil War Dead: Book Review

Jan. 22 (Bloomberg) — Of all the phrases used to describe the fate of soldiers at the front, surely the most unsatisfactory must be Missing in Action, which translates to: We don’t know.

As Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust writes in her new book, “This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War,” those were the words heard perhaps most often by the wives, parents and siblings of the soldiers who served during the Civil War. for more click here

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