By Janet M. Drake (Needham author!)
In 1862, George W. Harwood of North Brookfield enlisted for three years with the 36th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers. This book is the collection of letters he wrote home. His regiment travelled with the 9th Corps under General Ambrose E. Burnside through MD, VA, KY, MS, and TN. The 9th Corps was sometimes referred to as the “wandering corps” as they travelled across a large portion of the area where Civil War engagements took place, from east to west and then back east, participating in several major battles. Harwood provided an excellent description of the war and the land from a soldier’s perspective.