A Light and Uncertain Hold: A History of the Sixty-Sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry
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About the Author At the time of his unexpected death in July of 1998, David T. . Thackery was curator of local and family history at the Newberry Library in Chicago
A military and social history of the Sixty-sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry and the wartime Champaign County, Ohio. It deals with the homefront, morale, reenlistment, and the memory and commemoration of the war. It includes the words and stories of individual soldiers.
At the time of his unexpected death in July of 1998, David T. Thackery was curator of local and family history at the Newberry Library in Chicago.
Philip C Candy said A firm and impressive hold. War was once aptly described as long periods of intense boredom, punctuated by short periods of intense fear. Thackery's masterly history of the 66th Ohio Volunteer Infantry manages to evoke both these extremes without itself being either boring or explosively sensational. Even in those periods of the Regiment's service when there was limited action, such as long route marches, garrison duty or, in a cou. Thomas G. Miller said One of the most interesting unit history books I have read.. This was one of the most enjoyable unit histories I have read to date. Rather than a dry regurgitation of daily logs or after action reports Thackery weaves all the historical information into a story from the formation of the 66th to it's exit muster and beyond. He uses an excellent mix of excerpts from letters home, local period newspaper articles, and various historical volumes particularly from Ohio . John R. Gray said Outstanding History Book. Outstanding regimental history - could not be better.