Brothers ’til Death
Edited by: Richard Trimbles
The Civil War Letters of William, Thomas, and Maggie Jones 1861-1865
Brothers ’til Death is a collection of over one hundred letters written mostly between two Irish brothers serving in the 48th New York Volunteer regiment, Thomas and William Jones, and their sister Maggie, a school teacher from New Jersey. These emotional letters contain opinions on the 1864 election, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Florida expedition, the siege of Petersburg, life in a New York City hospital ward, and President Lincoln’s death. This book offers insights into a forgotten theater of the war, giving new dimensions to what life was like for Irish soldiers fighting for the Union along the coastline of the South.
Hardcover, 304 pages