The Story of My Campaign, Now Available

"It may not be just the fair thing to remember every incident connected with those four long years of soldiering, but I can't help it."
 - Francis Moore in 1873

My edited volume, The Story of My Campaign: The Civil War Memoir of Captain Francis T. Moore, Second Illinois Cavalry (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2011) is now available. The bulk of the work is Francis Moore's lively and engaging story of his experiences throughout four years in the Civil War. My introduction and epilogue set his life and his memoir within the broader context of the 19th century, as well as concepts of memory and veteranhood. I am honored to have a forward to the volume by Michael Fellman. See the "Press" section for some reviews of Moore's memoir, and visit Amazon if you would like to buy a copy (better yet, ask your local bookseller to order it).