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bookData: Paper; viii, 415 pages; photos, maps; appendix; bibliography; index
Price: $32.50
Most of the men in this unit, the original Persimmon Regiment, were recruited from Butler, Montgomery, Warren, and Preble counties. The reader will learn a little about the settlement of the area and follow along with the soldiers on the fringes of the war before proving to be the best of combat soldiers in the Army of the Cumberland's two battles for Chattanooga, Tennessee. You will read about the soldiers' personal experiences with harsh conditions, enemy soldiers, Southern hostility, and escaped slaves and begin to feel what it was like to spend three years in the middle of America's most terrible war. The author has had a lifelong interest in history and developed a strong fascination with the Civil War after digging for relics in the fields around Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He is a member of the Butler County Historical Society and a former docent at the Butler County Museum. Mr. Fugitt is currently serving as a member of the Butler County, Ohio, Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee and is helping to develop the Butler County Civil War 150 Web site.

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