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Unformatted text preview: Chioma Bennett US Civil War Professor Elizabeth Varon April 8, 2010. Extra Credit There are various passages within All for the Union: The Civil War Diary and Letters of Elisha Hunt Rhodes , edited by Robert Hunt Rhodes, that reflect themes of heroism, nationalism, and courage. However, motivating factors from the US Civil War such as comradeship and incentive, in which comradeship helped the most, spurred the soldiers to continue their fight in the war. In his diary entry from July 21 st 1861, Rhodes depicted the troubles that he had as a young foot soldier. One anecdote of his suffering was, “I suffered untold horrors from thirst and fatigue but struggled on, clinging to my gun and cartridge box. Many times I sat down in the mud determined to go no further, and willing to die to end my misery. But soon a friend would pass and urge me to make another effort, and I would stagger...
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course HISTORY 101 taught by Professor Hives during the Fall '07 term at Temple.
- Fall '07
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