“This Infernal Region”
Capt. Tom Taylor of the 47th
Today, however, he is blocked because the “road is almost impassable for foot travelers being
It is a dangerous and difficult journey, but
But it will be a long, hard winter.
>>> The secretaries of war and the navy report nearly 683,000 men are enrolled in the Federal military forces…most of them volunteer “citizen-soldiers.” This is an astonishing increase in armed strength from the eve of war less than eight months ago, when the regular army, the nation's only effective military force, enrolled scarcely 16,000 men—not all of them on active duty.