A Corporal No More

J. Scott Payne


A Corporal No More

A Corporal No More

  • Title: A Corporal No More
  • Author: J. Scott Payne
  • ISBN: 9780991055432
  • Page: 400
  • Format: ebook



A Pennsylvania lumberjack enlists in the Union Army to escape years of dangerous drudgery and to help preserve the Union What looked like adventure turns out to be anything but for this new corporal.After several skirmishes, he and his regiment are embroiled in one of the war s most savage battles He is wounded, captured and nearly dies before a prisoner exchange rescuesA Pennsylvania lumberjack enlists in the Union Army to escape years of dangerous drudgery and to help preserve the Union What looked like adventure turns out to be anything but for this new corporal.After several skirmishes, he and his regiment are embroiled in one of the war s most savage battles He is wounded, captured and nearly dies before a prisoner exchange rescues him.Upon his recovery, he rejoins his outfit to fight and triumph at the war s turning point, Gettysburg.


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J. Scott Payne's historical novel, A Corporal No More, gives a heart-wrenching account of one man's journey through the labyrinth that was this country's Civil War.Payne's protagonist, Joe Little, unhappy with his life as a lumberjack, enlists in the Union Army with the belief that the war will bring some excitement and adventure into his life. But things don't turn out as he expected. Peril at every turn coupled with the monotony of long, endless marches through unpleasant terrain, become the n [...]

Writing fiction based on a family history is a difficult task at best, the desire to embellish the not-so-exciting parts can lead to a parody, while in some circumstances the reality of the actual situation can push the truth beyond belief. Author J. Scott Payne melds the two seamlessly into a tale that will captivate the Historian and Fiction Lover as well. Joe Little mistakenly leaves the mundane danger of a logging life to enlist in the Union Army. Leaving behind his girl and the only life he [...]

J. Scott Payne’s historical novel, A Corporal No More, is a deeply moving story of the American Civil War as seen through the eyes of a soldier in the Union Army’s 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry. Inspired by the experiences of Payne’s great-grandfather, who served with the 83rd, and the history of that regiment recorded by the 83rd’s last adjutant, Captain Amos Judson, it concerns the experiences of Joe Little as he travels the road from lumberjack, to soldier, to prisoner of war and beyond. [...]

What a fascinating glimpse into Civil War times! Joe Little, a noble, hard-working, god-fearing foreman in a lumber mill is drawn into enlisting in the Union Army. The loyalty of his men cause many of them to leave their lumbering jobs and join him on the front lines.The author gives us an intimate view of their lives and values. You feel like you’re there, watching over their shoulders as they struggle through deaths and injuries during massive battles, to say nothing of hospitalizations and [...]

Caught up in the patriotic fever of the times, Pennsylvania lumberman Joe Little enlists in the Union Army in the early days of the Civil War and is soon thrust into the horrific reality of battle.In a fierce battle just outside Richmond, Virginia, the newly promoted corporal is wounded, moved to a hospital station and captured by Confederate troops after an inglorious retreat by Union forces. Joe nearly succumbs to disease in the notorious Libby Prison before a prisoner exchange sends him home [...]

Wow.I admit i wasnt sure where this book would go, but it didnt take long to suck me in.I was growing weary of book after book about Generals, Lincoln and battles.I wanted to get down in the trenches and see how the soldiers ate,lived,breathed,fought and sadlydied.This book has brought me a whole new perspective and appreciation for the working men of the civil war. both sides.I seriously cant get enough.I find myself wishing the chapters would never stop.Please Mr. Payne, do this againd again.F [...]

I love stories and historical accounts of the Civil War. I am a Gone with the Wind, North and South, Gettysburg movie junkie. I have seen each movie several times. I have been to Gettysburg and with all of the books I have read over the years, I could easily imagine the scenes that played out there. I've always enjoyed reading books by authors who take the time to do their research about the subject they are writing about. Even if it's fiction. If you are talking about a certain area of our coun [...]


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