Title: God Rest Ye Merry, Soldiers: A True Civil War Christmas Story
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Publisher:  Plume 2006-10-31
ISBN Number: 0452287693 / 9780452287693
Seller ID: 002897
Very Good Condition: Pages clean, unmarked. Tight binding. Black marker line on bottom outer page edges. Cover shows minor shelfwear. Paperback book copy of God Rest Ye Merry, Soldiers: A True Civil War Christmas Story by James McIvor. New York: Plume (Penguin Group), November 2006. 162 pages. 5 x 7 inches, 18 cm. From the book cover: In the waning days of 1862, Union and Confederate troops set up camp in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Christmas had just passed, and for many of these young soldiers the season was a melancholy reminder of the families and loved ones they had left behind. Bands from both camps played patriotic songs in an attempt to raise spirits, a musical duel that presaged the bloody battle to come. then, something extraordinary occurred: One of the bands began playing Home Sweet Home. Both bands picked it up, and soon thousands of Northern and Southern soldiers had joined together in song. God Rest Ye Merry, Soldiers tells this yuletide tale of a time when the optimism of the early Civil War had given way to the bitter realities of bloodshed. Told through soldiers' letters and period songs, this is the hopeful story of human compassion in the midst of unspeakable violence. Free shipping on domestic orders $25 and over!