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Lincoln's Hammer Volume II

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by: David Paul Davenport
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Publication Date: September 22, 2020
Book Size: 8.5" x 11"
Pages: 260
Binding: Perfect Bound
Color: Black and White
ISBN: 9781648587054

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Book Synopsis
Preserving the Union was the goal of Henry Banta of Collamer, Indiana, when he enlisted on April 21, 1861, to put down the rebellion by those dissatisfied with the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Four and half years later he returned home victorious having served as a foot soldier, a pioneer, a mounted infantryman in John Wilder's Lightning Brigade, and an engineer building fortifications at Chattanooga. Volume I presents his soldering with Generals Reynolds, Buell, and Rosecrans, in 1861 - 1863. Volume II of Lincoln's Hammer details his re-enlistment in January, 1864, furlough in February and March, service with Kenner Garrard's cavalry in Sherman's Atlanta Campaign, and duties at Chattanooga building fortifications and repairing ridges after transferring to the 1st United States veteran Volunteers in September, 1864. He returned home in October, 1865, having served longer than almost any other Union volunteer soldier.
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David Paul Davenport received his PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana, in 1983, where he studied historical demography, especially migration and mortality. His interest in the Civil War stems from his work as graduate assistant for O. Vernon Burton, now of Clemson University, who has built a career studying the social history of mid-19th century America. Since 1990 David has lived in Fresno, California, and in 2008 he began to study the Union veterans who settled in or near Fresno. Henry Banta arrived in 1885.
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