- By Bruce Laurie
The Massachusetts Review presents the eight Working Titles e-book: “Chaotic Freedom” in Civil War Louisiana by Bruce Laurie–available this week!
From “Chaotic Freedom” in Civil War Louisiana:
This essay offers additional insight into the motivations of comparatively ordinary soldiers–two men whose Civil War stories have never been told in full. Henry S. Gere and Marshall S. Stearns brought different points of view to their wartime service. Gere was an abiding abolitionist, the kind of soldier described by Manning. Stearns had no obvious politics, and yet both men were strongly...