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Cushing, Benjamin Jay
Full Name: Cushing, Benjamin Jay
Home State: Pennsylvania
Allegiance: Union
Unit/Service Branch: 53rd Infantry
Bio: 1835-1922, served from April 1862 through the end ...

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Soldiers on both sides spent much of their time in camp. Some military campaigns followed seasonal changes-battle in the spring and summer, camp in the fall and winter. Daily life in camp included drills and other military duties. Although soldiers complained of endless work and boredom, camp life also provided an opportunity to form friendships, reflect on loved ones at home, enjoy moments of recreation, and engage in spiritual renewal.

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The story of a common soldier of army life in the civil war, 1861-1865 (1920) (PDF, 24 megs, 312 pages) - by Leander Stillwell, a soldier in the 61st Illinois Infantry Regiment.

Echoes of the civil war as I hear them (PDF, 19 megs, 297 pages) - by Michael Hendrick Fitch, of the 21st Wisconsin Regiment

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