500 Strong: Wabash College Students in the Civil War cover
500 Strong: Wabash College Students in the Civil War
edited by James J. Barnes (Jim) '54
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Hawthorne Publishing; 2013; 419 pp.
Genre: Non-fiction
Category: American Studies, Biography, History
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Wabash College in Indiana sent more soldiers to the Civil War proportional to its size than any other college in America. This book, the result of twenty-five years of history students' research projects at modern-day Wabash, details the 500 students' lives in pioneer Indiana, in the war (over 100 battles) and after the war. Famous generals like Edward Canby and James J. Reynolds are covered, but also many average Hoosier boys who went, suffered in the war in the battles and from illness in camp and in Andersonville and Libby prisons but stayed to help save the nation.