Mother, May You Never See the Sights I Have Seen

The 57th Massachusetts Veteran Volunteers in the Last Year of the Civil War


Book Description

Seldom does one encounter a history of a military unit that so compellingly reproduces its experiences.--New York Times

"An unusually detailed study of men at war, as well as a superb unit history."--Publishers Weekly

"An altogether splendid contribution to military history."--Kirkus

The 57th Massachusetts Veteran Volunteers lost more men killed and mortally wounded than any other regiment in the Union army. In this classic Civil War unit history, Wilkinson crafts an intimate, gutsy, candid story of men at war.

  • Covers the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg
  • No-holds-barred account of the fatigue, horror, boredom, gallantry, and cowardice of the Civil War soldier

  • About the Author

    The late Warren Wilkinson, a native of Massachusetts and resident of Georgia, was a lifelong student of the Civil War. He also wrote (with Steven Woodworth) A Scythe of Fire.

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