Spend the day putting down the Rebellion with George

One of my most favorite Civil War “journals” is How Private George W. Peck Put Down the Rebellion, Or The Funny Experiences Of A Raw Recruit.  I read it over a year ago, and I still remember how fast, funny, engaging, and quick-witted it was.

It is definitely near the top of my “MUST READ” Civil War books list.

I just learned this morning from the George W. Peck website that George was in the 4th Wisconsin Cavalry, granted it was Union Cavalry, but you know how I feel about the Cavalry and George just earned another point with me.

Also of interest is the series of stories called “Peck’s Bad Boy”.  You can read the books or watch the movies for free at the internet archive.

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Humor: The Picket Line and Camp Fire Stories

The picket line and camp fire stories: a collection of war anecdotes, both grave and gay, illustrative of the trials and triumphs of soldier life ; with a thousand-and-one humorous stories, told of and by Abraham Lincoln, together with a full collection of Northern and Southern war songs  (1864)

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