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A Soldier's Life:The Civil War Experiences of Ben C. Johnson

(Originally Entitled, Sketches of the Sixth Regiment Michigan Infantry)

Edited, with an introduction, by Alan S. Brown

This issue of Faculty Contributions, A Soldier's Life, is a significant contribution to the literature appearing during the Civil War Centennial. It is particularly appropriate in that the unit with which this diary is concerned, the 6th Michigan Infantry Regiment, rendezvoused in Kalamazoo, Michigan on August 20, 1861. It is hoped that the tales that are presented will enable the reader to have empathy with the trials and tribulations of one soldier who participated in one of the most distressing events in the history of the United States.

George G. Mallinson, Dean, School of Graduate Studies


Faculty Contributions: Series VI, No. 2. June 1962