The 83rd Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Civil War
About the Book
The 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry suffered the second highest number of battle deaths of all the Union regiments, in every theater, throughout the course of the Civil War. Nevertheless, this hardy and determined unit was able to overcome loss, defeat and heartache through their enduring defense and preservation of the Union line during the pivotal battle of Gettysburg.
This book offers the first-ever comprehensive history of the 83rd Pennsylvania. It combines official war records, personal remembrances of veterans of the regiment, information derived from opposing Confederates, and secondary sources to produce a remarkable story of leadership, endurance, hardship and triumph.
About the Author(s)
Foreword by P.J. O’Rourke
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: 73 photos, maps, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009 
Table of Contents
1 Here Am I, Let Me Go 7
2 It Seemed a Little Like War 26
3 Hard Marches to Yorktown 46
4 A Promise of Perfect Success 62
5 You Will See Enough of Them Before Night 80
6 Revenge for McLane 100
7 An Unlucky Field 116
8 Armies Broken and Divided 129
9 Mournful Cries in the Stillness of the Night 137
10 The Tempest and Whirlwind of Battle 150
11 The Rocky Hill 167
Epilogue: For None Others Can Know 187
Book Reviews & Awards
“more objective [than the competition]…excellent analysis…first-rate…maps are clear…a worthwhile contribution to Civil War historiography”—The Civil War News; “well researched, well written, very nicely illustrated, and well designed…excellent”—The Civil War Courier; “well-written…readable”—Blue & Gray.