Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Illustration Credit Abbr.
  • Editor's Note
  • Introduction
  • 1. "that gift of drawing from the life around him" Charles Wellington Reed, 1841-1862
  • 2. "I have been looking about for situations to suit me" Summer 1862
  • 3. "I am enrolled in the service of the United States" Mustering In: The Making of a Soldier
  • 4. "I ... made these old Virginia hills echo and resound with my good bugle" In the Washington Defenses
  • 5. "the severest fought battle of the war" The Gettysburg Campaign
  • 6. "I must speak the truth we did suffer" The Fall and Winter of 1863
  • 7. "the experience I shall gain ... will help me all the more" Winter Quarters, 1863-1864
  • 8. "there has been terrible fighting day and night" The Overland Campaign
  • 9. "mud, mud, mud ... but our course is progressing gloriously" Petersburg
  • 10. "have been out all day, surveying the new lines" Service with the Topographical Engineers
  • 11. "it was the grandest military display I ever witnessed" The Last Encampment: Mustering Out
  • 12. "one of the most famous 'characters' in Boston" Charles Reed, Civilian
  • Appendix A. The Medal of Honor
  • Appendix B. The Minneapolis Journal Article
  • Appendix C. The Boston Journal Article
  • Appendix D. Fifth Corps Medal of Honor Ceremony
  • Appendix E. The Woburn Sword Return Ceremony
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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