Two Years Before the Paddlewheel: Charles F. Gunther, Mississippi River Confederate

Anno: 2012
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 350 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 229 x 152 mm
  • EAN: 9781933337524
pagabile con 18App pagabile con Carta del Docente

Articolo acquistabile con 18App e Carta del Docente

€ 25,28

€ 28,41

Risparmi € 3,13 (11%)

Venduto e spedito da IBS

25 punti Premium

Disponibile in 10 gg


Charles F. Gunther is a Yankee ice peddlar who is trapped in the South at the outbreak of the war. Presented here are two years of diaries of Gunther's experiences working on the steamboat Rose Douglas, ferrying Confederate troops and supplies.After the war, Gunther makes a fortune in the candy business across the street from Marshal Field's in Chicago, becomes a premier collector and preserver of Civil War artifacts and Lincoln memorabilia, endows the Chicago history Museum with its Civil War collection, and goes on to hold political office as an alderman and City Treasurer of Chicago. In Two Years Before the Paddlewheel, readers can follow the day-by-day survival of an ordinary ice merchant turned Confederate steamboat purser during the Civil War. Gunther's day-by-day account as a civilian in military service illuminates the economic, military, social, and personal side of America's Civil War.