The untried life the Twenty-Ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War

Fritsch, James T. (James Thomas), 1959-

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  • Creator James T. Fritsch
  • Format Books
  • Publication Athens, Ohio : Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, c2012.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (539 p.)
  • ISBNs 9780804040471, 0804040478
  • OCLC ocn811405288


  • Told in unflinching detail, this is the story of the Twenty-Ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, also known as the Giddings Regiment or the Abolition Regiment, after its founder, radical abolitionist Congressman J. R. Giddings. The men who enlisted in the Twenty-Ninth OVI were, according to its lore, handpicked to ensure each was as pure in his antislavery beliefs as its founder. Whether these soldiers would fight harder than other soldiers, and whether the people of their hometowns would remain devoted to the ideals of the regiment, were questions that could only be tested by the experiment of w


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • English


  • pt. 1. "Madly from their spheres" : the long road into battle -- pt. 2. With the Eastern armies -- pt. 3. With the Western armies
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