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The Civil War Monitor reviews “This Infernal War”: The Civil War Letters of William and Jane Standard

Dec 12th, 2018

This Infernal War Cover-Timothy Mason RobertsThe latest Civil War Monitor magazine includes this insightful review of “This Infernal War”: The Civil War Letters of William and Jane Standard, edited by Timothy Mason Roberts.

“The correspondence of William and Jane Standard is unusual in several respects. At age forty, William Standard was much older than the typical Union volunteer. Nor was he an enthusiastic soldier, and one can only wonder why he ever enlisted in the 103rd Illinois Infantry. Jane Standard shared her husband’s skeptical view of the war; having both sides of the correspondence not only amplifies that, but also offers important insights about their relationship and the connections between camp and home front…”

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