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"Fear Was Not In Him": The Civil War Letters of General Francis C. Barlow, U.S.A.

by Samito, Christian G., Editor
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Retail Price: $55.00
Issue: Winter 2005
ISBN: 082322323X

Through explanatory passages and extensive notes that accompany Barlow's letters, Christian G. Samito sheds new light on the life of a major general. The letters, which span the entire war, trace the development of Northern intellectuals' perspective on the war and military life. The book illustrates how a young man, unskilled in military science, eventually became one of the North's strongest combat leaders, and a postwar politician.

review of "Fear Was Not In Him": The Civil War Letters of General Francis C. Barlow, U.S.A., by Samito, Christian G., Editor, Civil War Book Review, (Winter 2005).