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Elisha Hunt Rhodes

Elisha Hunt Rhodes
Rhode Island

Just 19 when he joined the Rhode Island volunteers in 1861, Elisha Hunt Rhodes had little idea of what to expect from the war or the Union army. His diary of the war years provides candid, fascinating impressions of the slaughter and tragedy he encountered. Rhodes outlived most of his fellow soldiers--long enough, in fact, to witness the "War to End All Wars."

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