By Elisha Hunt Rhodes, Robert Hunt Rhodes
Occupied with the Union is the eloquent and relocating diary of Elisha Hunt Rhodes, who enlisted into the Union military as a personal in 1861 and left it 4 years later as a 23-year-old lieutenant colonel after combating difficult and honorably in battles from Bull Run to Appomattox. someone who heard those diaries excerpted at the PBS-TV sequence The Civil struggle will realize his money owed of these campaigns, which stay amazing for his or her readability and element. such a lot of all, Rhodes's phrases exhibit the inducement of a typical Yankee foot soldier, an in a different way usual younger guy who continued the trials of wrestle and onerous marches, brief rations, worry, and homesickness for a wage of $13 a month and the delight of giving "all for the union."
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Extra resources for All for the Union: The Civil War Diary & Letters of Elisha Hunt Rhodes
The first objective was on the far edge of Malard Wood. The southern tip of Gressaire Wood is in the top left corner and the Chipilly Spur runs across the centre. According to German records, the 265th Reserve Infantry Regiment 'was liquidated' by the 174th Brigade in this area. (IWM Q 61681) 31 W N A. 0420hrs: III, Australian and Canadian corps launch attack. 0500hrs: 109th Division ordered to Harbonnieres. 0505hrs: 42nd and 37th divisions of XXXI Corps launch attack. D. 0520hrs: III Corps orders 1st Reserve Division to Bouchoir; 119th Division ordered to Vrely.
As the 15th Australian Brigade approached Bayonvillers, the leading squadrons of the 1st Cavalry Brigade passed through the Australian ranks and, 41 sweeping north and south of the village, pushed on towards Harbonnieres attacking isolated German troops and transport as they tried to withdraw. To the north, the 12th Australian Brigade of the 4th Australian Division rapidly crossed the valleys running south from Cerisy and Morcourt, capturing 13 batteries of the 13th, 43rd Reserve and 108th divisions on the way.
0915hrs: 109th Division deploys east of Harbonnieres. B. C. 'I "",. Foucaucourt ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~T ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~'J. 1100~~Austr~anandCava~yco~scommence attack on the third objective. 1130hrs: 5th Australian Division is the first infantry formation to occupy the third objective. L. 1210hrs: 1st and 4th Canadian divisions attack third objective. M. 1230hrs: 1st Reserve Division deploys between Fresnoy and Beaucourt. N. 1245hrs: Eighteenth Army orders 82nd Reserve Division to Arvillers. O.
All for the Union: The Civil War Diary & Letters of Elisha Hunt Rhodes by Elisha Hunt Rhodes, Robert Hunt Rhodes