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Re: I'm looking for a Civil War biography of a common man/woman for undergrads

The problem with a biography of a "common man or woman" is that the materials to support a full biography for such average folk rarely exist in any comprehensive or coherent form to support a full life story.  Instead, we have thousands of snippets, which is one reason why IMHO community studies or collective biographies offer something consistent for students to grasp and interpret.

Re: I'm looking for a Civil War biography of a common man/woman for undergrads

Try the Cormany Diaries
University of Pittsburgh Press, Digital Editions
http://digital.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/t/text/text-idx?c=pittpress;cc=pittpress;view=toc;idno=31735057895041

Not sure about the page length, but you get biographies of a man and a woman who marry and experience life during the war.

Bill Christen

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