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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

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

I recommend another another LSU book, Michael D. Pierson's new _Lt. Spalding in Civil War Louisiana:
A Union Officer's Humor, Privilege, and Ambition_ (LSU 2016). It is short (under 208 pages), funny and has a lot nuance covering different aspects of the Civil War era, particularly social and gender history. Undergrads will like it.

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

I'm not sure how "common" he was, but Ted Tunnell's biography of Marshall Twitchell, "Edge of the Sword: The Ordeal of Carpetbagger Marshall H. Twitchell in the Civil War and Reconstruction"(LSU Press, 2004) is fantastic, although the heart of the book centers on his experience as a Freedman's Bureau official in Louisiana during Reconstruction.

http://lsupress.org/books/detail/edge-of-the-sword/

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