Books: Indiana Civil War
Gallant Fourteenth: The Story of an Indiana Civil War Regiment
When Gallant Fourteenth: The Story of an Indiana Civil War Regiment was first published in 1980, its Civil War Times Illustrated reviewer called it one of the best regimental histories in modern times. Since that time many fine regimental histories have come out, but Gallant Fourteenth stands as one of a handful of classics.
A new hardcover Memorial Edition, commemorating the restoration of Indiana Civil War monuments, has been released. Nancy Baxter, has spoken in the Midwest and East on the importance of keeping the Civil War in public memory.
The Fourteenth Indiana was one of only three Civil War regiments from Indiana to stay in the East the entire war. It lost half its men in the major battles: Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness and Cold Harbor. This is truly a personal account of the men, their Hoosier homeland, their lives in camp and on the field and eventually their loyal friendship as veterans.