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Cry Havoc: A History of the 49th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment 1861-1865 C. Wallace Cross

Cry Havoc: A History of the 49th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment 1861-1865

C. Wallace Cross

Published January 28th 2004
ISBN : 9781577363170
Paperback
242 pages
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With his sure command of the subject, Dr. Cross uses the illustrative anecdote to highlight the hardships of Johnny Reb in the western theater. This books value is enhanced by rare illustrations, clear maps, and an extensive appendix detailingMoreWith his sure command of the subject, Dr. Cross uses the illustrative anecdote to highlight the hardships of Johnny Reb in the western theater. This books value is enhanced by rare illustrations, clear maps, and an extensive appendix detailing the service records of most soldiers in the regiment. -- Malcolm Muir, Jr.- Professor of History, Virginia Military Institute- Director, John A. Adams Center of Military History and Strategic Analysis. At its peak, the Forty-ninth Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment numbered 500 men. Many were under the age of 25. The regiments ten companies were mustered from Tennessees Benton, Cheatham, Dickson, Montgomery, and Robertson Counties, with Montgomery County men making up more than half the ranks. During the war, over 75% of the regiment were incarcerated as prisoners of war at least once. More than 50% were imprisoned twice. Diseases such as measles, smallpox, dysentery, gangrene, and sepsis claimed more lives than combat. Battlefield wounds were often devastating, and medicine was primitive at best. Regardless of age or rank, none returned home unscathed...This is their story.